Intel slashes CPU prices for select models
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Okay, so it’s time for the holidays, and also time for bringing in new machines or upgrading old ones with new hardware. Now chip-maker Intel here is trying to help you out with taking some of your monetary burden off. Intel has announced tempting price-cuts for some of its long-existing and lower version CPU models.
Starting with the Core ‘i’ series, the i3-550 will see its price dip by 13 to 15 percent. Additionally the i7-640LM and the i7-660UM ULV processors will see a discount of 6 percent and 9 percent respectively. The dual-core Celeron E3400 will see a price-cut of 21 percent, while the Pentium E5700 and E6700 will be priced at 13 to 15 percent lesser than the original price.
There is generally a trend of lowering a price a little in the fourth quarter for the American chip maker. This can also be part of a plan to position the Core i-series chips more reasonably to counter the possible threats AMD Fusion will provide in near future. If the price-gap is less, people might get tempted to spend that little extra mullah to get the more powerful and faster Core I processor chips.
The only downer to the entire news is that there are no discounts for buyers of desktop Core i7 and Core i5 processors. But then again, we can’t ask for everything, can we?