xt examines the street price of printers and PCs in France, Germany and the UK. ALL CONFIGURATIONS SECTOR COUNTRY ECU PROCESSOR SPEED Desktop PC France 1,662 all all Germany 1,402 all all UK 1,808 all all Mobile PC France 2,366 all all Germany 2,748 all all UK 2,870 all all PC server France 3,707 all all Germany 4,164 all all UK 6,974 all all When comparing desktops, regardless of their specifications, Germany sells cheaper PCs than France and the UK, with an average street price for desktops of Ecu 1,402, approximately 30 per cent cheaper than the UK, and 20 per cent cheaper than France. Mobile PCs in the UK are only marginally more expensive than Germany (4.2 per cent) at Ecu 2,870, but 18 per cent dearer than France. The price of servers varies, from Ecu 3,707 in the UK to Ecu 6,974 in Germany. SAME CONFIGURATION SECTOR COUNTRY AVERAGE PROCESSOR SPEED Desktop PC France 2,147 Pentium II 233 Germany 1,754 Pentium II 233 UK 2,184 Pentium II 233 PC server France 2,815 Pentium II 233 Germany 2,374 Pentium II 233 UK 2,513 Pentium II 233 This configuration is more expensive than the average PC, by about 25 per cent. Nonetheless, in Germany they are still 24.5 per cent cheaper than the UK and 22 per cent cheaper than France. Server prices are fairly comparable across France, Germany and the UK, although slightly higher in the UK.
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