Cuts of 15 percent to 31 percent apply to all models in Acer America's Texas Instruments Extensa line of notebooks--later models included.
|Extensa price cuts|
|Model||Processor||Old price||New price|
|660CD||166-MHz Pentium MMX||$3,299||$2,799|
|660CDT||166-MHz Pentium MMX||$3,999||$3,299|
Prior to its purchase of TI's notebook assets, Acer manufactured the Extensa and TravelMate line of notebooks for Texas Instruments.
Both models in the Extensa 660 series, just introduced in February, will have prices reduced. The 660CDT, for example, has had its price reduced from $3,999 to $3,299, a reduction of 17.5 percent. The 660CDT comes with 166-MHz MMX-enabled Pentium, 11.3-inch active matrix display, 128-bit graphics controller, and 2.1GB removable hard drive.
The former top-line Extensa 900CDT with 133-MHz Pentium and 11.3-inch active matrix display was priced at $4,299 and is now $3,099, a reduction of 28 percent. The 900T was priced at $3,799 and now costs $2,599, a reduction of 31 percent. Other models in the 660 and 900 series received similar cuts.
Acer says that they reduced the price of the Mobile Productivity Base for the Extensa 900 series by $100 to $499. The base attaches to the notebook and provides an 8X CD-ROM drive, second battery, and 32-bit PCI Card slot.
The price cuts are effective immediately, Acer said.