Intel price cuts: final instalment

The last in our four-part series

Intel finally confirmed details of its latest round of price cuts yesterday.

As we revealed some time ago, the fastest PIII available, the 1GHz, drops by 31 per cent from $669 to $465.

Other PIIIs are reduced by a similar percentage, the 933MHz is now $348, the 866 and 850 $241.
Slower PIIIs now range from $143 for the 600MHz part to $193 for the 800MHz.

Desktop and mobile Celerons are also reduced. Desktop Celeron 700s go down 36 per cent to $88, the 667 to $83, the 633 to $79 and the 600 to $73. The 566MHz Celeron is hanging on to life by the skin of its teeth at an unchanged $69.

Mobile PIIIs remain unchanged, ranging from $198 for the humble 500MHz to $722 for the 850MHz SpeedStep jobbie. Celeron mobiles go down by up to 28 per cent. New prices are: 700MHz $181; 650 $134; 600 $96; 550 $75; 500LV $134; and 500 $70.

An interesting footnote appears at the end of the price list: "Special promotional arrangements may apply."

Now what could all that be about? ®

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