Intel goes chip crazy

It wasn't on the roadmap, Mother Shipton checked this morning

Intel introduced a cut down version of its 300MHz Pentium chip for portables. The processor is nothing to do with the announcements Intel will make on the 24th of this month, as widely reported here and elsewhere. According to the company, the 300MHz Pentium with MMX technology is aimed at the low end of the portable market, as reported here. It costs $144 for quantities of 1000 and is part of Intel's attempt to fight the incursion of AMD, Rise, Cyrix and IDT at the low end notebook market. Said Frank Spindler, a VP at the Intel Architecture Group: "The 300MHz Pentium with MMX technology represents a new high water mark for the emerging category of mini-notebooks." ®

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