Intel to trim Celerons

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Intel to trim Celerons

Intel Corp. is expected to cut prices for its Celeron chip family, part of an aggressive move to win back the low-end of the PC market.

Intel was previously expected to lower Celeron prices on Feb. 28, but is believed to have accelerated the cuts to increase the pressure on rival Advanced Micro Devices.

Mercury Research analysts estimate that the price cuts will range anywhere from $80 to $10 per chip. Some analysts have predicted that Intel will cut its fastest Celeron chip, the 400MHz version, to less than $100 a chip.

A full report is available online at http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn.

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