Insiders weten te melden dat Intel waarschijnlijk al op 11 april a.s. de prijzen van zijn PIII-chips laat zakken, dus ook van veel "low end" processors.
There will be "sizeable" cuts in mobile Pentium IIs and Celerons, but the exact prices have not yet been finalised, the source said.
The PII/333 will disappear as an Intel part on that date, while other Pentium IIs will drop by around $70 or so each.
The Pentium III/450 will drop to just below $400/1000, while the Pentium III/500 will cost $635/1000.
When it is released in June, the Pentium III/550 is likely to cost $750, the distributor said. More significantly, Slot One Celerons will disappear by mid-year, according to our source.