Intel sees sub-£1K PII PCs

Intel believes its new chip prices will mean sub-£1,000 Pentium II PCs swimming into the mainstream.

Documents from the firm suggests that it sees 233MHz systems with 32Mb RAM and 14-inch monitor starting at about £999 + VAT and 17-inch monitor systems from name-brand vendors clocking in at £1,249 + VAT.

However, Richard Baker, European marketing manager at AMD, demurred: "Usually, a processor will be seven per cent of the system price. A mainstream chip costs less than $200, not $400."

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