De Alphaatjes gaan nu super goedkoop de deur uit bij Samsung. Minder prettig voor Intel, want de prijs van de Merced staat in geen verhouding met die van de Alpha. Zie dit artikel bij The Register (wie anders?):
Alpha partner Samsung is now selling fast processors for as little as $250, it has emerged.
According to confidential documents seen by The Register, .25 micron 533MHz Alphas will ramp to high volume in spring. They currently cost $250/1000.
And when the 800MHz Alpha is released later on this year, it will also be priced at the $250 volume mark.
Intel is expected to price its Merced processor, sampling in June and expected next year, at over $1,500.