In light of the economic crisis we are in right now, Intel has slashed the price of their Intel Chips by 50%. Apparently, sales has not been that good for the giant chip manufacturer and to help get rid of these chips which may stock up and remain unsold, offering them at an almost sacrificial sale seems to be the feasible way to go.
Also, affordability has become an issue. People are shying away from spending too much in light of the economic gloom. People are wary about their current means of income, whether it be from employment or business. In short, people are just becoming apprehensive in spending.
Computers for one can wait. Most of us have our old desktops at home and for as long as the credit crunch is wandering around, making do with them is perhaps the sanest thing to do right now.
With those factors in mind, you have to wonder why Intel would go to as much as offering a 50% slash in prices. That is quite a sale and perhaps some sort of demand for them could possibly be rekindled.
The price of Celeron 570 processors, designed for laptops, dropped 48 percent to USD 70 whereas one of the company’s quad-core desktop-computer models, Q9650 that have four processors on one piece of silicon, dropped 40 percent to USD 316.
“The economy and the industry are in the process of resetting to a new baseline from which growth will resume,” said Intel president and chief executive Paul Otellini on announcing the results.
Computers have undoubtedly made life easier for people today. One thing you will notice is that they have simplified and made things faster especially for business establishments who want a faster way of processing transactions and keeping track of reports when needed.
In the olden days, reports normally took weeks to months to prepare. Computers were there but the manual input using software such as Microsoft Excel only helped a tad bit. But today, thanks to modern programming, inputs and proper collection of data stored in databases have made life entirely easier. With one click, you can get your daily sales reports or even browse through transaction records without having to worry about inconsistency.
As far as hardware requirements are concerned, you will be surprised the even the Pentium I can be a good workstation to use. Normally, software programs are based on data transfer and the modules that they use do not require quite high specs.
But the reality today is that you can no longer buy these ancient Pentium I computers as we often see today the dawn of dual processors. As an alternative, you can always look at the AMD or Celeron processors which are a lot cheaper than the traditional dual core Pentium processors in the market. While many are apprehensive regarding their durability, all other components such as the memory modules and video cards will most certainly be minor since they can operate on either processor chosen by the end-use.