Intel verlaagt zijn prijzen van de Celeron's, om nog beter met AMD te kunnen concureren
Intel ratcheted up its ongoing price war with Advanced Micro Devices by quietly cutting prices on its Celeron chips by roughly 30 percent this month and releasing a new, even cheaper version of the chip earlier than expected. The unscheduled, unannounced price cuts, which took place on December 6, mean that the fastest Celeron chips can be bought for between $85 and $105 in retail outlets today, or about $40 less than in November, according to dealers. And, while AMD did not officially respond with a price cut of its own, chip dealers note that the market has effectively lowered the price of K6-2 chips to close to the same level. The December price cuts will be followed by further cuts across Intel's Pentium II line as well as the rollout of new, faster Celeron chips in the first week of January, sources said.