Intel Cuts Prices On Mobile Chips
Discounts come as chip giant readies its next generation of mobile processors.Intel Corp. continued making news in the mobile space, reducing prices this week of its notebook chips by up to 38 percent. Intel, which in the early spring is expected to launch its Centrino line of energy-efficient chipsincluding its next generation mobile chip, which was codenamed Baniasand other mobile technology, cut the pricing of its 2.2GHz Mobile Pentium 4-M chip from $562 to $348, a 38 percent reduction. The company also cut the 2GHz version of the chip by 31 percent, from $348 to $241.
Other cuts include the 1.9GHz and 1.8GHz Pentium 4-M chips, from $241 to $198 and $198 to $171, respectively. Prices also were slashed for the 1GHz and 933MHz low-voltage Pentium III chipsused in ultralight notebooksby 24 and 18 percent, and for the Mobile Celeron chips by anywhere from 10 percent to 16 percent.