PC vendors are jumping on the cheap chip bandwagon. Earlier this year, AMD made ground on Intel, but lately low-cost systems have been incorporating the Celeron, while Pentium II notebook prices have been dropping. In the future, Intel will develop an even cheaper line of StrongARM processors.
Integrated Celeron due August 24
lead story HP, IBM, Packard Bell NEC, and others will come out with 333-MHz low-cost systems and also 450-MHz business PCs later this month.
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