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Because they are speciality bins. Like Intel Extreme CPUs which are just higher clocked versions of standard CPUs, you have to pay a premium.
+1. Extra binning process makes these quite a bit more expensive. The same was true for the earlier S models from Intel (e.g. Q9550S 2.83 GHz, $50 premium over the Q9550). Nowadays, Intel is cheating with their S and T models. Sure, the price premium has been reduced to $10 but the way they get the lower TDP is by lowering the clock speed instead of going through extra binning steps. The silicon isn't any better than normal chips. They just run them slower to make sure they don't exceed TDP.
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OK cheapest I've found is $150 for 910e :\\ and ebay is dodgy, hopefully one will pop up shortly for cheaper.
    
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