Pentium 4 1.7GHz and price cuts on their way

— 5:01 PM on April 6, 2001

C|Net has the story:

The 1.7GHz Pentium 4, which will officially debut April 23, will appear in PCs from Dell Computer, among others, said sources. Additionally, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker will release on Monday an 850MHz version of its budget Celeron processor.

"I'm leaning more toward the Intel model as time goes on," Krewell added. With applications such as Microsoft's PowerPoint presentation program, "we're getting to the point where the (1GHz) processor can do it all."

Intel and AMD are slated to officially cut prices by 20 percent or more April 15 and 16, respectively, according to several sources. Those coming price cuts, however, are already in effect at many retailers.

"AMD is being forced into a frequency match-up, which is beneficial to Intel," he said. "AMD is stuck with pricing based on megahertz."

The Inquirer has a list of AMD's price cuts. Whichever way you lean, price cuts are beneficial to all.
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