Dothan delayed until February
DigiTimes is reporting that Dothan core Pentium M processors may not debut until February of next year. Though Dothan will be coming to market a little later than some had expected, it looks like Intel won't be charging much of a price premium on the new chip. Check this out from The Register:
The three Dothans will be priced at $326 (1.6GHz), $455 (1.7GHz) and $637 (1.8GHz). The 1.6 and 1.7GHz varieties of Pentium M currently cost $294 and $423, respectively, so Intel will charge only a nominal premium for the extra 1MB of L2 cache Dothan offers over Banias.
An extra MB of cache for only about $30 sounds like a pretty good deal to me. Let's hope Intel adopts the same pricing strategy for its Prescott desktop processor.