Intel cuts Pentium M prices

Intel is slashing prices for its mobile Pentium M processors. The Pentium M 1.7GHz dropped in price by 34%, the 1.6GHz chip by 31%, the 1.5GHz model by 18%, and the 1.4GHz flavor by 13%. Intel also cut the price of its Centrino bundles by up to 30%.

Because of rising component costs, Intel’s price cuts may not dramatically lower the total cost of Pentium M-based laptops. Still, the cuts should help Intel keep the Pentium M attractive against AMD’s notebook line and Apple’s revamped PowerBooks.

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    • 5150
    • 16 years ago

    I take this statement back, today is the slowest.

    • Anonymous
    • 16 years ago

    Doesn’t Intel have about 90% of the notebook CPU market?

    Centrino has been rather pricey – this makes things a lot more reasonable, finally. It’s easily the most desirable mobile CPU, and now I can afford a laptop with one. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Chryx
      • 16 years ago

      That’s probably a slight overestimation, I saw some stats that pegged Apples i[

      • wagsbags
      • 16 years ago

      I dunno, I wouldn’t underestimate the centrino, they do have high ipc and the sweet 1mb cache. And duron’s don’t have the incredible power saving technologies, though from a price/performance ratio you do have a point.

      • Anonymous
      • 16 years ago

      P3’s are an exception

      They make like 10 of them a year, and they want you to buy celerons

      • Anonymous
      • 16 years ago

      If you read closely, you’ll see that the pentium 3 you showed has 512kb of cache. That’s not a desktop processor, but a server oriented processor. You can get the 1.13Ghz version with 256kb of cache for around $100 I believe.

        • Anonymous
        • 16 years ago

        As you say, but also P3s aren’t being made any more.

        • AmishRakeFight
        • 16 years ago

        so what? its freaking slow and you can buy a faster chip and a new board for cheaper.

          • Anonymous
          • 16 years ago

          So, if that is true, Why the F*ck are you whining about a processor, that you’ll never buy!? ๐Ÿ™„

      • 5150
      • 16 years ago

      Supply and demand my dear gerbil. If people need a proc like this, they probably need it. For instance, this is a Tualatin so it’s probably running in a server. “Oh damn, proc 1 is dead. Get another one quick.” They can’t just slap a P4 in there, you gotta have what the mobo will permit. I still order these for customers quite often.

    • leor
    • 16 years ago

    flick that boy, where dothan at?

    • SpotTheCat
    • 16 years ago

    I would like a centrino SFF with a passivly cooled radeon AIW something with DVI and vivo and good sound, and have a couple 5400 rpm drives…

    passive cool that CPU, passive cool the radeon, make it a quiet PSU, and it’s a perfect media box ready for digital TV and TV recording

      • getbornagain
      • 16 years ago

      why not just use a seagate drive 7200.7, they are suppose to be quieter than my bIV that i have and it’s nearly dead quiet

    • 5150
    • 16 years ago

    Slowest day for news ever.

      • indeego
      • 16 years ago

      no no this is significant because chip prices lowering almost never happensg{<.<}g

        • Anonymous
        • 16 years ago

        indeego: resident humorist.

    • Deth
    • 16 years ago

    Anyhoo, I don’t care… until they make the P-M available for desktops. Ah the low power goodness ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Anonymous
      • 16 years ago

      Who needs it for a desktop? It’s only so fast. If you want a desktop, I say use as much power as you like, and get the higher speeds.

      There are some things it may be useful for, though, which are powered, like SFF boxes used for video/music machines, etc., in entertainment centers.

        • Anonymous
        • 16 years ago

        I’d build a SFF box based on Pentium-M for webbrowsing and entertainment. I won’t go out and buy a Centrino laptop for that though, way too expensive.

        Really Intel needs to realize that people, not the least “non-enthusiasts” are screaming for quiet SFF boxes and the Pentium-M would be perfect.

        • Corrado
        • 16 years ago

        You mean people don’t want those huge hulking new alienware machines that i could park my car in?

        • Anonymous
        • 16 years ago

        I’m not interested in a Pentium-M myself, but a relative of mine would be if he could get a desktop version. He’s not much of a gamer and he would like a processor that doesn’t generate much heat or suck a lot of power, but still have some “punch” to it.

    • Anonymous
    • 16 years ago

    Not sure why this is newsworthy.
    *fpking

      • Anonymous
      • 16 years ago

      Not sure why you’re so pathetic.

        • Deth
        • 16 years ago

        q[

          • Anonymous
          • 16 years ago

          forgot to change the ‘p’ for ‘u’ and ‘!’ for ‘ dumb’ ? ๐Ÿ˜†

      • 5150
      • 16 years ago

      I agree with this gentleman, but I agree, he is pathetic.

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