The prices of the processors themselves fell by up to 34 per cent. Intel also cut the prices of Centrino packages, which bundle the Pentium M, i855 chipset and WirelessPro 802.11b WLAN adaptor, by up to 30 per cent.

The cut paves the way for the arrival of the second-generation Pentium M, codenamed ‘Dothan’ later this year.

Intel is expected to cut the prices of its Mobile Pentium 4 chips on 26 October.


Processor

Prev. Price

New Price

Change
1.8Ghz Pentium M
(Dothan)
1.7GHz Pentium M
(Banias)
$ 637$ 423-34%
1.6GHz Pentium M
(Banias)
$ 423$ 294-31%
1.5GHz Pentium M
(Banias)
$ 294$ 241-18%
1.4GHz Pentium M
(Banias)
$ 241$ 209-12%
1.7GHz Centrino
(855GM chipset)
$ 713$ 497-30%
1.7GHz Centrino
(855PM chipset)
$ 708$ 494-30%
1.6GHz Centrino
(855GM chipset)
$ 499$ 368-26%
1.6GHz Centrino
(855PM chipset)
$ 494$ 365-26%
1.5GHz Centrino
(855GM chipset)
$ 370$ 315-15%
1.5GHz Centrino
(855PM chipset)
$ 365$ 312-15%
1.4GHz Centrino
(855GM chipset)
$ 317$ 283-11%
1.4GHz Centrino
(855PM chipset)
$ 312$ 280-10%
1.3GHz Centrino
(855GM chipset)
$ 285$ 283-1%
1.2GHz Low
Voltage/Utra-low Voltage
Centrino (855GM chipset)
$ 360$ 358-1%
1.1GHz Low
Voltage/Utra-low Voltage
Centrino (855GM chipset)
$ 338$ 336-1%
1.0GHz Low
Voltage/Utra-low Voltage
Centrino (855GM chipset)
$ 338$ 336-1%
900MHz Low
Voltage/Utra-low Voltage
Centrino (855GM chipset)
$ 317$ 315-1%