Intel hopes to facilitate another major price drop in PCs next year.
A new class of minimal-cost PCs, likely to cost $600 or less and perhaps as little as $399, will be made possible by a forthcoming inexpensive integrated Intel processor, code-named Timna.
Intel says Timna will power a range of cheaper new PCs, full-function PCs or appliance devices that cost even less.
Timna, which is based on Intel’s new 0.18-micron manufacturing process, is due in the second half of next year.
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