by Anton Shilov
05/02/2005 | 04:04 AM
Intel Corp. on Sunday updated its pricelist with minor changes in pricing of mobile microprocessors and Intel Centrino bundles. While the adjustments are insignificant, some large computer makers may benefit even from a several dollar price slash.
The decrease of pricing is not significant – Intel Centrino bundles that consist of an Intel Pentium M processor, an Intel mobile core-logic and an Intel PRO/Wireless WLAN controller dropped $2, or in the range of 0.28% - 0.74%. Intel reduced the costs for Intel Centrino sets with processor that use 533MHz processor system bus as well as on some of Low Voltage (LV) and Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Intel Centrino bundles.
For instance, a package with Intel Pentium M 770 (2.13GHz), Intel 915 GM chipset and Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG controller now costs $703, down from $705. The most noteworthy price change was made to ULV Intel Celeron M processor 373 (1.0GHz): the chip now costs $144, down 10.56% from $161.
All of the processors with reduced pricing are made using Intel’s 90nm process technology.
The indicated prices are for direct Intel customers in 1000-unit tray quantities and, unless specified, represent the latest technology versions of the products. Prices may vary for different package types and shipment quantities, and special promotional arrangements may apply, the company notes on its web-sites.