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  • Taiwan PC Makers Lower Desktop Prices
  • October 29, 1998 (TAIPEI) -- Taiwan computer makers are drumming up a price slashing promotion to stimulate consumer buying in response to Intel Corp.'s decision to cut processor prices.
    Leo Systems Inc. announced a reduction in the prices of two types of desktop computers equipped with a Pentium II 350 or a Celeron 333.

    The Leo Celeron 333 and 300A computer with 15-in. monitor, 32MB memory and 2x DVD now is priced at NT$39,900 (US$1,222).

    The prices of Pentium II 400 and 450 high-end products will also be adjusted to NT$54,900 and NT$64,900, according to Leo executives.

    Computer distributors Acer Sertek Inc. and Synnex Technology International Corp. plan to follow suit.

    Acer Sertek intends to lower the prices of its Pentium II 350 and Celeron 330A desktops to NT$43,000 and NT$40,000, respectively.

    Both Leo and Acer Sertek pointed out that the weak demand for personal computers this year was largely due to the delay in Intel's scheduled cut of processor prices and high anticipation for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 98 operating system.

    In addition to slashing prices of desktop computers, the two companies also plan to cut prices of their notebook PCs soon, according to Leo executives.

    (Commercial Times, Taiwan)

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    Updated: Wed Oct 28 18:54:37 1998 PDT