Saturday, May 28, 2005

Dell, HP, Lenovo Roll Out Dual-Core Desktops

As we posted on May 26th, Intel's aggressive pricing for the new Pentium D dual-core microprocessors gets immediate attention from the big PC OEMs.

HP announced the dc7600, a small-form factor desktop. Moving up to a dual-core 2.8GHz Pentium D from a single-core Pentium 4 costs $81 based on my use of HP's constantly changing configurator.

Dell's XPS 9100 is not as price attractive as the HP dc7600, but they are aimed different audiences.

Lenovo (aka IBM's former PC division) will deliver the A52 and M52 next month. you won't find it mentioned at the (IBM domain) web site yet.

-- Peter S. Kastner

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