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Zacate Fusion to ship in Q4 to partners
Q1 2011 launch
We got a somewhat more accurate date on the availability of notebooks based on AMD's Zacate 18W Fusion part. We have learned from the sources within the company that Zacate should ship to partners in Q4 2010 and that first products should start shipping in Q1 2011.
We have also heard that we should not be surprised to see dozens of devices at CES 2011 that takes place in first days of January next year, and that shipping should follow shortly after. AMD hopes that Ontario fits the netbook sized machines and that AMD really has a fighting chance with it, while Zacate goes for 15-inch machines that should fight well in the $499+ market.
We shall see how AMD’s Zacate goes after entry level 2011 Sandy Bridge powered $499 notebook, but it will be tough.