7/24/2001: Intel plans an important prices clipping for the family Pentium 4
As echo is made diverse trustworthy sources, the American company would be planning two important prices descents. The first one would be August 26 coinciding, very possibly, with the presentation of Pentium III with nucleus 0,13 microns Tualatin, and the second on October 28, probable date of the throwing of the Pentium 4 to 2 GHz and the Celeron to 1,2 GHz.
The prices clippings estimated for August 26 go from 32 % to 55 % and they would affect for the most part the family Pentium 4. This way the Pentium 4 would lower 1,8 GHz from 562 current $ up to approximately 256 $; the model of 1,4 GHz would fall down up to only 133 $ from 193 current $.
Certainly it attracts attention that on October 28 a Pentium 4 could cost to 1,8 GHz approximately 225 $ and the newly bulging Pentium III Tualatin to 1,2 GHz approximately 241 $. I believe that the comments remain...
The climb of descent of prices of the Pentium 4 is not but an assertion of the scarce success that it has had, as well as a clear intention on the part of Intel of "taking it from him of in way" before his already next reviews, first in a new physical format and then with a new nucleus. And the fact is that really there are too many processors throwings for the needs, almost always the same ones, that we have the users...
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News written for: Ignacio Jiménez of the Ship