Intel Viiv based PCs to drop in price by Q4 2006

Posted on Wednesday, January 11 2006 @ 2:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel's Viiv platform was launched last week and the first Viiv platform based HTPCs are slowly becoming available.

Currently they cost $1,500-1,800 butDigiTimes says pricing of Viiv PCs will go down when Intel lowers prices on its Intel 945 chipset and OEM makers follow suit.

According to sources at Taiwanese PC makers the price of the Viiv PCs may go down by more than 50 percent (!) by the end of this year.
Domestic system makers including Acer, Gigabyte Technology, Shuttle and AOpen presented a lineup of Viiv PCs, with DVD player- and mini PC-look outfits. The showcased Viiv PCs are slated to enter volume shipments by February or March, 2006, according to the companies.

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