Dell announces price cuts

Posted on Monday, Mar 20 2006 @ 21:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Dell announced a couple of price cuts: enterprise server prices drop 28%, single-core severs 13%, Latitude notebooks up to 17% and workstations up to 20%.
The changes appear to follow along the lines of Dell’s occasional restacking of tariffs that put a stop on the progress of small clone makers. The latest cuts will be bad news for business IT rivals and white-box makers that rely on price for differentiation. Indeed, it’s getting harder to make a case for staying sloshing around in this blood bath of a market.

The old Compaq would get blue in the face when hacks would suggest Dell could go lower on pricing than its Texan neighbour. The build-to-order promise was so much hogwash, it would insist -- Dell has the same cost model as the rest of us. But who is left standing now when it comes to beige boxes housing Intel chips and running Windows?
More details over at The Inquirer.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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