MSI said, probably next week, today. I'm forgetting about this notebook... Don't like the lack in features/screen/warranty option much anyway. I'm thinking something with WSXGA+ is what I want. I think I rather get the new Z81K version rather than the MS-1029 just to last me till the DDR2 sockt M1 switch next year.
The new Z81K (MR9700 128MB) is Cheaper, have WSXGA+, TV-Out, built in mic, built in b/g wireless, Front pannel DJ, InfraRed, better warranty and to a lower cost and free carry bag (yaaayyyy...!!!) while the MSI MS-1029 have none of these features. But most of all it is about the WSXGA+ screen when doing other tasks than gaming or playing older games.
I can now say I don't like MSI, they had no intention from the get go to release it sooner than september. They just want to keep potential customers from buying something else, hence "probably next week..." repeat, repeat... They just wan't to bunch up as many customers they can, it's called greed. Don't trust them anymore, their warranty is $135 for one year, they must not beleave in their own products. Read the review of the MS-1029 here http://www.notebookforums.com/showthread.php?t=95130