Intel Cuts Chip Prices

Intel has slashed prices on some of its fastest desktop and notebook processors.

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Intel has slashed prices on some of its fastest desktop and notebook processors. The chip maker last week cut prices on three of its mobile Pentium 4-M chips—ranging in speed from 2GHz to 2.4GHz—by as much as 38 percent.

Intel also reduced prices on three mobile Celeron chips—the 1.7GHz, 1.8GHz and 2GHz models—by up to 16 percent. In addition, the price of the 3.06GHz Pentium 4 desktop processor was dropped by 32 percent, from $589 to $401.

The price cuts come as Intel introduces new chips in those categories, such as the 2.5GHz mobile Pentium 4-M processor for $562 and the mobile 2.2GHz Celeron chip at $149.