Take two (Ghz) ??pay one
The first 2 GHz Intel processors will arrive on Monday. In fact, most of the world's leading PC manufacturers plan to launch machines with the new Pentium 4 chips that will have speeds between 1.9 and 2 GHz. Particularly interesting to note that the processor, which on paper should be the top of Intel technology for the desktop market, will end up in medium or low-end machines and at affordable cost. On the US market the first announced products will be, for example, a Compaq Presario 7000T from $ 1,499 from 2GHz Pentium 4 with 128MB of RDRAM, HD 20GB CD-ROM and 17-inch monitors, a Dell Dimension with the same features as the Compaq and 40 GB of HD coster 1800 $ and a super-equipped Gateway Performance 2000XL (17-inch LCD monitor, GeForce 3, stereo surround speakers, burning software bundle and photo editing) will cost $ 2,999 but a version with a CRT screen will not exceed $ 2,000. It is the effects of the IT crisis that drives everyone, manufacturers of parts and OEMs, at low prices. always lower despite ever higher performances, to conquer the public. Intel cannot escape this logic and even at the time of the launch of a new chip that cannot sustain the prices that it could have had at different times in the history of IT. Just think that the 2 GHz Pentium 4 costs 562 $; the 1.13 GHz Pentium III a year ago cost $ 990. The 2 GHz Pentium 4 will be launched at a press conference on Monday 26 August.