Many Llano laptops may not be available until August

We were lucky enough to get our hands on a pre-production Llano notebook earlier this month, but according to a well-placed industry source, retail systems probably won’t show up in stores until the beginning of August—more than a month from now.

Our source, who is very close to a major notebook vendor, told us today that AMD has only just begun providing that vendor with Llano processors and capable drivers. The source reckons that other notebook vendors are in the same boat.

AMD announced the start of Llano shipments all the way back in April, and at the time, it said Llano systems would be in the market “this quarter.”

We’ve asked AMD to comment, but they haven’t responded yet.

Update: Best Buy has a Llano-powered HP notebook in stock right now. That appears to contradict our source’s hunch that AMD is treating all notebook vendors the same way. Giving priority treatment to HP makes sense, of course, since that firm has the biggest slice of the PC market right now.

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    • OneArmedScissor
    • 8 years ago

    Have I stepped into a time warp? Is this 1995, where there are no shopping search engines? There were quite a few on sale the day the NDA was lifted.

    What they aren’t doing is making dual-cores in volume. Now let’s see, where have we seen that before…oh, that’s right, [i<]Sandy Bridge[/i<], everybody's baby, and that was only a few months ago. How quickly we "forget." Double standard much?

    • gamerguy76
    • 8 years ago

    [url<]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834214406[/url<] In stock.

    • anotherengineer
    • 8 years ago

    They would probably want to hold out a bit to clear up some stock of the previous generation of laptops. Yet be in time for the back to school spending spree.

    edit: lol -1 for a statement that would make sense? People never cease to amaze me.

    • cjcerny
    • 8 years ago

    I was in my local Walmart this past Sunday and they already had A4 and A6 laptops from HP and Toshiba in their cage, so I’m a little confused by this story.

    • ronch
    • 8 years ago

    Yeah. I just got back from Taiwan and no Llano notebook in sight. Salesmen told me to check back after a month. Bought an i3-based Fujitsu instead.

    • tbone8ty
    • 8 years ago

    yeah i saw one at best buy the other day

    $679 not a bad deal

      • burntham77
      • 8 years ago

      That does look like a pretty good little notebook. Still, I would prefer to wait until I can get something similar but with a 17 inch monitor with a higher resolution.

      • kc77
      • 8 years ago

      Walmart has them too [url<]http://www.walmart.com/ip/Toshiba-L755D-S5204/16652446[/url<]

        • willmore
        • 8 years ago

        Uhh, what size is that 15.6″ or 17.3″? The text is, uhh, a bit confusing.

          • kc77
          • 8 years ago

          15.6

      • FuturePastNow
      • 8 years ago

      Newegg has one A-series listed so far, too.

      [url<]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834214406[/url<]

      • ET3D
      • 8 years ago

      Base price is $650 at HP. Though frankly I’d pay the extra $150 to get the 1080p screen. Would be silly not to, especially considering that a blu-ray drive is included. Ah, and another $10 to get a 7200rpm disk.

    • jjj
    • 8 years ago

    Toshiba and HP already have notebooks in retail and it’s possible that AMD just didn’t had enough volume for others just yet (it would also explain the BD delay).

    • NeelyCam
    • 8 years ago

    Llano delayed… [i<]again[/i<]! And Bulldozer still nowhere to be found. GloFo 32nm SOI yields are still crap! [/sorry I had to]

      • pogsnet
      • 8 years ago
        • sschaem
        • 8 years ago

        Llano is not available in any volume, its as close as a paper lunch as you get.

        And where could you even get a llano processor or motherboard in the US?

        AMD said Q3 anyways, for all we know AMD can start to ship in volume in late september and call it a “perfect execution”

          • kc77
          • 8 years ago

          It’s not available in any volume but Walmart has it…. the biggest big box store on the entire planet. er OK.

            • sschaem
            • 8 years ago

            If they do sell ANY, its not listed anywhere in their 50 best selling desktop computer.
            Same goes with their laptop…. nice try. as wallmart , the biggest big box store on the planet, llano is a total flop, nobody wants it.

            • Krogoth
            • 8 years ago

            [color=green]mfw, you expect a newly released platform to be on the best selling list.[/color]

            [url<]http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/entries/icons/original/000/005/498/1300044776986.jpg?1301826641[/url<]

      • JMccovery
      • 8 years ago

      If you didn’t do it, someone else would have. Thank you, sir or madam, thank you!

      I’m waiting for the desktop Llano chips to start rolling out.

      • dpaus
      • 8 years ago

      [quote<] [/sorry I had to] [/quote<] No you didn't, and if you did, you didn't need to enjoy it so much 😛

      • Krogoth
      • 8 years ago

      More like GF’s capacity isn’t nearly as large as Chipzilla (Intel). OEMs have a very healthy appetite. 😉

      AMD always had difficulties in getting new platforms out in sufficent numbers at their launch. Even die-hard AMD boys will admit to this.

        • Palek
        • 8 years ago

        [quote<]OEMs have a very [u<]heathfully[/u<] appetite.[/quote<] Please think of the children and fix that horrible abuse of the word healthful.

          • NeelyCam
          • 8 years ago

          Grammar Nazzi Alert!!

          Bring the boiling oil!! Hurry!!

            • Palek
            • 8 years ago

            Something funny about a self-declared troll waving around the grammar Nazi stick.

            • NeelyCam
            • 8 years ago

            I’m only a half-troll

    • Althernai
    • 8 years ago

    The HP dv6z are in some Best Buy stores right now — there are people who already got their hands on them. The Llano APU in the Best Buy model is the same as in your reference notebook, but the discreet graphics appears to be a 6750M. Thus, CPU performance is utterly pathetic, but GPU performance is very good for that form factor.

    • TheEmrys
    • 8 years ago

    Its available at Best Buy, though.

    [url<]http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pavilion+Laptop+/+AMD+A-Series+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+6GB+Memory+/+640GB+Hard+Drive+-+Dark+Umber/2738329.p?skuId=2738329&id=1218348120631[/url<]

    • dpaus
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]...until the beginning of August—more than two months from now[/quote<] Um, what stardate is it in your universe, Cyril?

      • Cyril
      • 8 years ago

      Oops. Late night.

    • TheEmrys
    • 8 years ago

    Not a fan of the delay, but the begining of August is less than two months away, not more. About 4-6 weeks, at the top end.

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