Intel cuts Core Duo prices by as much as 33.6%

“Intel will lower prices of three Core Duo dual-core processor models by up to a third on May 28, according to sources. Prices for the T2400, T2500 and T2600 processors will be lowered from US$294, US$423 and US$637 per thousand units to US$241, US$294 and US$423, respectively, with the T2300 currently priced at US$241 per thousand units to be replaced by the T2300E at US$209, the sources said. Intel Taiwan declined to comment on unannounced information,” Monica Chen and Carrie Yu report for DigiTimes.

Full article and chart of the price cuts of Intel Core processors here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “David G.” for the heads up.]

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35 Comments

  1. “Apple will, of course, pass these savings on to consumers.”

    You’re exactly right and they already have passed the savings on to be exact. That’s precisely why the MacBook Pros got a no charge speed boost (from 1.83 to 2.0 and from 2.0 to 2.16 GHz) earlier this week.

  2. It will only increase Apple’s margins temporarily. Soon enough Intel will come out with Core 2 Duo’s which will bring the prices right back up.

    Not saying this isn’t a good thing, it’s great.

  3. Real Network’s Rhapsody can take a bite of Apple’s iTunes.
    It seems that Rob Glaser ( CEO of Real Networks ) has locked his mind on Apple and is poised to compete with iTunes anyway he can.

    Whenever Apple ( Steve Jobs ) makes a bold move, Bob Glaser is carefully watching and following Apple’s tail.

    Every news article out there regarding Real.com, comes down to Bob Glaser Vs. Apple iTunes.

  4. Good – now if Apple is smart (and I think they are) they will first reduce the Mac Mini back to $499, and then the iBook to $999. Thats where they need to be.

    —————

    You’re right, because the analyst checks that indicate that Mac mini sales are “better than expected.”

    http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1727

    and the numerous press reports that are calling the MacBook “the greatest Mac value ever” and “sure to be a hit” and “The MacBook is going to really drive Mac sales this quarter,” obviously mean that Apple priced these things to high… Damn them!

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