Chip Glut Could Make PCs Cheaper

Posted on October 28, 2005

Consumers hope the news in a recent CNET article is true. CNET says a chip glut at Intel could bring down the prices on PCs and laptops which have been falling now for the past couple years. But these price drops could be even steeper.

Current Analysis senior analyst Toni Duboise told CNET, "All I can say is, watch the promotions... what you will see are extremely aggressive prices."

The article says consumer could see "promotional prices of $199 for entry-level desktops with an Intel Celeron or AMD Sempron processor, 256MB of RAM, a hard drive with at least 40GB, and Windows Home Edition in the package."

Laptops prices are also expected to fall. It sounds like great news for consumers but the prices will have to be seen to believed as always.

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