Dell's WorkStation 400 line uses Microsoft's Windows NT Workstation operating system and Intel Pentium II processors and includes either single or dual 266-MHz and 300-MHz chips.
These cuts follow Pentium II price reductions today by Intel. (See related story)
Intended for use at financial firms, a 400 workstation with two 266-MHz Pentium II processors, 256MB of memory, a 4GB hard drive, CD-ROM drive, a network card, and two monitors will drop 20 percent to $5,981 from $7,521.
A workstation aimed at technical markets with a 300-MHz Pentium II, 128MB of memory, a 4GB hard drive, a network card, 17-inch monitor, and a high-end graphics card from Matrox is now priced at $4,528, down from $5,398, a reduction of 16 percent.
International Data Corporation (IDC), a major marketing research firm, predicts Windows-Intel workstation sales will be double that of workstations running RISC processors and the UNIX operating system in 1997.