Vista delay could pull Intel's price-cut schedule forward

Taiwan's notebook manufacturers expect Intel's price reduction on dual-core Yonah processors to arrive in advance of the planned date of May 28, with the aim of stimulating the worldwide notebook PC market, despite Microsoft's delayed launch of its next operating system (OS). Various sources from market research firms, including Lehman Brothers, have pointed out that the delayed release of Microsoft's consumer-version of its Windows Vista OS will slow notebook demand and push back the peak buying season, the makers noted.

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