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Intel’s Arc GPU-equipped laptops are only available in Korea

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In March, Intel finally revealed to the world their first discrete graphics chips, which were meant to come out in Q1 2022. Intel left it to the last second, to announce the chips, and even then, they stayed relatively conservative with exactly what they announced. Intel showed off several models of their laptop Arc Alchemist CPUs, in addition to a brief teaser on when their desktop offerings will be coming. During the show, Intel stated that two models of Intel Arc dedicated GPUs, the A350M, and A370M would be shipping in systems from that day forward. That was not the case.

The rest of the stack, such as the Intel A550M, A730M, and A770M were all pipped for a more general ‘early summer’ release date. But, it appears that even the A350M and A370M have not landed at all, with any retailers, and no users currently have the Intel Arc chips in their hands, despite stating otherwise just a week ago that they were launching in several devices, across several manufacturers.

Intel Arc in Q1 was a myth

After CES 2022 when Intel announced its intention to release Arc GPUs in Q1 2022, media and consumers alike were waiting to see just what Intel might have in store for people, but it seems that the company waited until right at the last second to announce the chips, which they boldly claimed were launching that same day. However, this has not been the case for many users around the world, meaning that you should take their release dates with a pinch of salt, which does not bode well for the ‘early summer’ date of the other cards in the stack that Intel has managed to pull together.

While responding to a query from a user, Intel stated that Arc laptops would be launching in Q2 2022.