Feeds

Intel gets support for PII-450

Expect more price cuts in three weeks

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Bridging the IT gap between rising business demands and ageing tools

A raft of PC vendors will support Intel's introduction of its 450MHz Pentium II and its two enhanced Celeron processors. (See other stories on this page). Although the original Celeron failed to garner much support at its launch, vendors including IBM, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Toshiba and local companies including Carrera are expected to incorporate some, if not all of the offerings, into PCs aimed at the September market. But sources said that Compaq is delaying introducing machines based on the chips, although it will follow suit with a 450MHz Pentium II shortly. The two Celeron processors, which use a Mendocino core, are aimed at the sub-$1,000 market but the PII/450 is prices much higher and will be aimed at what Intel calls the "Performance PC" rather than the "Basic PC" market. UK company Carrera, however, said it is able to introduce its Power Pro II-450 at a price of £1,299 for a configuration which includes 100MHz of synchronous DRAM, an 8.4Gb drive, and other options including DVD drive, Video Logic Sonic Storm card and a 56K modem. Carrera did not say whether it would introduce machines using the Celeron processors. Jez Deacon, technical director at Carrera, said that the PII-450 offers the ultimate performance for high end power users. Intel is expected to cut prices again on September 14th next, although the company refuses to say which parts, apart from the Celeron 266MHz, will be affected. ® None of the companies mentioned in this article are investors in The Register

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes
Phone egg, meet desktop chicken - your mother
White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!
Grim diversity numbers dumped alongside Facebook earnings
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.