Intel's Celeron pricing to June

Prices to tumble over next three months

The following shows the pricing of Intel's Celeron family from the next drop, on the 27th Feb, to the launch of its 700MHz Celeron in June. All prices are for units of 1,000 while the 66 designation is the speed of the system, or front side bus. On the 27th of February next, the biggest price cuts on Celerons will be for the 533/66 and the 500/66 parts, which will drop in price by 24 per cent to $127, and by 27 per cent to $93. The 466/66 part will drop by 18 per cent to $73. The new 600/66 part will cost $181. At the launch of Intel's 666MHz Celeron part in April, it will cost $192, while the 633/66 part will cost $170. The 600/66 part will drop by 24 per cent to $138, the 566/66 will drop by 38 per cent to $103, the 533/66 part will fall by 27 per cent to $93, the 500/66 part by 22 per cent to $73, and the 466/66 part will drop by five per cent to $69. The 433/66 part will also be $69. At the introduction of the 700/66 part in June, it will cost $192. The 666/66 will drop by 11 per cent to $170, the 633/66 part to $138 -- a 19 per cent fall, and the 600/66 part to $112, also a 19 per cent fall. The 566/66 will drop to $93, the 500/66 to $69, while the 466/66 will stay unchanged at $69. Lesser processor speeds will drop off the roadmap. These prices should be viewed in conjunction with the Y2K roadmap published earlier. ® See also Intel's Y2K desktop, server, mobile roadmap

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