Feeds

Intel chops mobile CPU prices, intros Core 2 Solo line

Desktop changes too

Top three mobile application threats

Intel has confirmed yesterday's processor price cuts, which saw up to 40 per cent knocked off what the chip giant charges for some of its CPUs. A batch of new ones were released too, including the first single-core Core 2 processors.

The update to Intel's price list also saw the addition of the recently announced mobile Core 2 Extreme gaming CPU, the X7900. But the chip company also rolled out a new top-of-the-line mobile Core 2 Duo, the 2.6GHz T7800, priced at $530.

That pushed down the price of the T7700 and the T7500 from $530 and $316 to $316 and $241, respectively - cuts of 40 per cent and 20 per cent.

Intel also introduced the 2GHz T7250 which has the same basic spec as the existing T7200, but a 800MHz frontside bus clock to the older part's 667MHz FSB. The new chip costs $209 - less than the $294 T7200.

New to Intel's line-up: the 1.2GHz Core 2 Solo U2200 and the 1.06GHz Core 2 Solo U2100, priced at $262 and $241, respectively. Both ultra-low voltage (ULV) chips have 1MB of L2 cache and sit on a 533MHz FSB.

The mobile Celeron M line was expanded with the 2GHz 550 and the 1.73GHz 530, in at $134 and $86, respectively. The existing 1.86GHz 540 saw its price call from $134 to $107, a drop of 20 per cent.

The ULV Celeron M series gained a new member: the 933MHz 523. It costs $161, the same as the old 1.2GHz 443.

Little wa changed on the desktop side. The 1.8GHz Celeron D 430 had it price cut ten per cent, falling from $49 to $44, and the price of the 1.6GHz 420 was reduced 13 per cent to $34, from $39.

Intel extended its Pentium Dual-Core range by a single chip, the 2GHz E2180. It costs $84, the old price of the 1.8GHz E2160, which is now $74, down 12 per cent. The E2140 is priced at $64, down ten per cent from $71.

All prices are per processor when sold in batches of 1000 CPUs. Boxed prices will be higher.

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.