Intel pares Centrino prices

A generous 0.36 per cent off

Intel has quietly cut prices across its Centrino range.

The cuts amount to little more than a buck off the price of each Centrino package - which comprises a Pentium M CPU, i855 chipset variant and a Pro Wireless 2100 mini-PCI card - yielding a fractional percentage drop: between 0.2 and 0.36 per cent.

So no wonder Chipzilla didn't make a song and dance about it.

The cuts only apply to Centrino bundles, not to individual Pentium Ms. They were applied at the end of last December, but it's taken Intel a month to update its public price list.

Intel Centrino price cuts
Processor Prev. Price New Price Change
1.7GHz Pentium M + 855GM chipset $497 $496 -0.2%
1.7GHz Pentium M + 855PM chipset $494 $493 -0.2%
1.6GHz Pentium M + 855GM chipset $368 $367 -0.27%
1.6GHz Pentium M + 855PM chipset $365 $364 -0.27%
1.5GHz Pentium M + 855GM chipset $315 $314 -0.32%
1.5GHz Pentium M + 855PM chipset $312 $311 -0.32%
1.4GHz Pentium M + 855GM chipset $283 $282 -0.35%
1.4GHz Pentium M + 855PM chipset $280 &279; 0.36%
1.3GHz Pentium M + 855GM chipset $283 $282 -0.35%
1.3GHz Pentium M + 855PM chipset $280 $279 -0.36%
LV/ULV Centrino
1.2GHz Pentium M + 855GM chipset $358 $357 -0.28%
1.2GHz Pentium M + 855PM chipset $355 $354 -0.28%
1GHz Pentium M + 855GM chipset $336 $335 -0.3%
1GHz Pentium M + 855PM chipset $333 $332 -0.3%
900MHz Pentium M + 855GM chipset $315 $314 -0.32%
900MHz Pentium M + 855PM chipset $312 $311 -0.32%