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First Apple dressed Paul Otellini in a bunny suit. Then analysts gossiped that Dell would switch to AMD chips. Now Gateway brings Intel a new headache.

The "computers for dummies" manufacturer couldn't hold it in — Gateway released a laptop using Intel's new Core Solo processor, three weeks before Intel planned to announce it. Now Intel can either launch the processor early or sit around looking dumb. And thus Intel joins the crowd of people — mostly Gateway users — who want to smack Gateway.

Gateway Jumps The Gun on Intel, Accidentally Announces New CPU [DailyTech]