Intel Drops Prices on Desktop PC Processors and Launches New Models

Last Thursday, DigiTimes reported they got wind from sources from motherboard manufacturers that Intel is going to drop prices 10-20% on several desktop PC processors. They also announced that Intel plans to launch new desktop PC processors later this year.

This is good news for anyone looking to buy desktops. If you just wait a few more weeks, you can save up to 20%! That’s even if you’re looking to buy top-of-the-line hp desktops.

The reason is, if they are cutting processor prices and launching new PC processors, then prices of current desktops with “old” processors will be driven down by the market. Now when I say “old” they aren’t really old, obviously, but they aren’t the newest, fastest processors out there anymore. This is the perfect scenario to buy any tech product; get it while it’s discounted the most and still a fabulous product and value.

Here’s the schedule as released by DigiTimes:

Intel: Desktop CPU price schedule, April-July 2009 (US$)

CPU

Old Price

New price

Reduction

April 19

Core 2 Quad Q8400 (2.66GHz)

N/A

183

N/A

Core 2 Quad Q8400S (2.66GHz)

N/A

245

N/A

Core 2 Quad Q9300

266

213

19.92%

Core 2 Quad Q9550S

369

320

13.28%

Core 2 Quad Q9400S

320

277

13.44%

Core 2 Quad Q8200S

245

213

13.06%

May 31

Core i7-975 (3.33GHz)

N/A

999

N/A

Core i7-950 (3.06GHz)

N/A

562

N/A

Core 2 Duo E7600

N/A

133

N/A

Pentium Dual-Core E6300

N/A

84

N/A

Celeron Dual-Core E1600

N/A

53

N/A

July 19

Core 2 Quad Q8300

183

163

10.93%

Core 2 Duo E7500

133

113

15.04%

Pentium Dual-Core E5400

84

74

11.90%

Pentium Dual-Core E5300

74

64

13.51%

Celeron Dual-Core E1500

53

43

18.87%

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