This sort of timing reminds me strongly of the years past with Intelboldly announcing via press releases new processors able to compete against the similarly launched Athlons, but then being unable to provide those processors in any significant quantity. Intel appears to be smart enough to avoid that mistake again, though. This launch meets with their announced roadmap. Furthermore, The Register's sources report that the announcement of the PIII 1GHz mobile will bring about an immediate shipment of notebooks from vendors IBM, Hewlet-Packard, and Dell.
It seems Intel is putting their money where their mouth is. What a rather nice change of pace.