Techweb heeft een artikel over de nieuwe 433Mhz Celeron en de prijsdalingen die we van Intel binnenkort mogen verwachten:
Even as it prepares for the high-profile launch of the Pentium III, Intel continues to fortify a position at the low end by accelerating price drops on existing Celerons and pushing up the launch of a 433-MHz Celeron to March, sources said.
Intel told computer manufacturers this week that the recently launched Celeron 400-MHz chip will drop to around $130 in quantities of 1,000 on Feb. 7. The new 366-MHz Celeron will drop to $90, while the 333-MHz Celeron will drop to $70 and the 300-MHz Celeron will drop to $60.
The prices apply to the new, 370-pin versions of the Celeron, which use a socket form factor that includes 128 kilobytes of cache on the chip. The modular versions of Celeron, in so-called single-edge processor packages (SEPP), are priced at $140 for the 400-MHz, and $100 for the 366-MHz.
Separately, a source said Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel will introduce the 433-MHz Celeron on March 21, months ahead of a previously planned June launch date. It will be priced at $168 for the 370-pin socket version, and $175 for the SEPP.