Intel's Core chips dominate PCs, but the company isn't giving up on its Pentium and Celeron brands.
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It often takes high-tech vendors three tries to get a product right. Microsoft Corp. is the best example of this rule of three. (Think of how buggy and insecureWindows XP was until Service Pack 2 came out.) Upstart mini-laptop maker Asustek Computer Inc., it turns out, is another.
Intel slashed prices on a handful of microprocessors after the company's battle to retake market share from rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) took a turn for the worse.