Intel chips away at prices

John G. Spooner
John G. Spooner Staff Writer, CNET News.com
John Spooner
covers the PC market, chips and automotive technology.
Intel lowered prices Sunday on several processors for lightweight notebooks. The 1GHz ultra-low-voltage will cost 8 percent less at $241, down from $262. The price of the 1.3GHz
Celeron M dropped by 20 percent to $107, and the 800MHz ultra-low-voltage Celeron M dropped by 11 percent to $144.

Intel sells low-voltage and ultra-low-voltage Pentium M and Celeron M chips for the smallest notebooks and mini-notebooks such as IBM's 2.7-pound ThinkPad X40. Intel regularly cuts the prices of its chips, often to make room for new models. Its next major launch of a mobile processor is expected in May, when the company plans to release a new chip code-named Dothan.