IBM has cut the price of its desktops in anticipation of cuts in the cost of Pentium II processors next week.
The models affected belong to the PC 300GL and PC300PL series, said Mike Lunch, general manager of the PC Co in the UK.
Eight models in the 300GL series see their prices drop by around #100 while the nine models in the 300PL series are each reduced by around #200.
Two days ago, Dell said it would lead the way by introducing price reductions but Compaq said it had no near term plans to do the same.
IBM has also introduced cuts on its Thinkpad range. For the first time it is offering a Thinkpad at below #1,000. The 310/100 model's former retail price was #1,291 but is now #977. That is a reduction of 24 per cent.
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