The Pentium D is Intelís second dual-core processor and follows the recent introduction of the Pentium Extreme Edition processor. The Pentium D 840, 830 and 820 are cheaper than the Pentium Extreme Edition.
Dell, HP and Lenovo all said they would soon start shipping Pentium D-based machines.
When purchased in volume, Pentium D prices range from $US241 to $US530 with speeds from 2.8 gigahertz to 3.2 GHz. Supporting chipsets range from $US38 to $US42.