Feeds

Mobile P4 prices ‘to drop dramatically’

In May, Digitimes says

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Mobile Pentium 4 prices will come tumbling down in May, according to Digitimes.

In 1K tray quantities, the 1.6GHz and 1.7GHz P4-M processors cost US$401 and US$508. In May, Intel could (our italics) reduce prices to c.US$210 and US$250, Digitimes says. Currently the 1.6GHz and 1.7GHz desktop P4s US$133 and US$163, also for 1,000 units.

The upshot is that the P4-M will cost only $50-$90 more than its desktop equivalent, compared with the current price premium of $200-$400, and that the CPU will account for just 20 per cent of the production cost of the notebook, against 40 per cent now, and will see end-user prices fall by as much as $300.

The prices may halt the move by notebook makers, such as Toshiba and Asustek to incorporate desktop P4s in their machines.

Intel does not recommend this - but then its newest desktop P4s run fairly cool, and are suitable enough for people who use their laptop mostly as a desktop replacement i.e. plugged into the mains 99 per cent of the time. ®

Related stories

Digitimes: P4-M processor prices to drop dramatically in May
Digitimes: Asustek to launch desktop CPU P4 notebooks in 2Q

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.