Items tagged with Celeron

A battle is brewing on the notebook front, and customers are going to be the big winners – that is, customers who want low-end systems. Microsoft is lowering its license fees to help manufacturers like HP produce low-cost Windows notebooks that can take on Google’s Chromebooks. With systems expected to arrive in time for the holidays, you’re probably going to have a lot of options for updating the kids’ old notebooks. Word of Microsoft’s play for the margin-slim low-end comes from Kevin Turner, chief operating officer at Microsoft, who discussed the move during the... Read more...
You have to love the tiny NUC (Next Unit of Computing) from Intel, a diminutive machine that measures just 116.6 x 112.0 x 51.5mm yet offers a surprising amount of computing power. The chipmaker has a new NUC kit available, and for the performance that the DN2820FYKH offers, it starts at just $128. The NUC sports a dual-core Intel Celeron N2820 (Bay Trail) processor at 2.39GHz, integrated Intel HD graphics (up to 756MHz), and up to 8GB of 1333/1600MHz RAM (downclocked to 1066MHz in a single DIMM). You can slap in any 2.5-inch SATA drive, be it a spacious HDD or a speedy SSD, and there’s a... Read more...
Decide for yourself whether this is a good thing or not, but according to Intel, reports of the Celeron's death have been greatly exaggerated. Responding to Internet rumblings that Intel would phase out the Celeron brand in 2011, the world's largest chip maker said the rumors are false, plain and simple. "The rumor is not true, Intel has no plan to phase out the Celeron brand in 2011. Intel Celeron processors continue to provide a low-cost computing solution for basic computing needs," wrote Barry Sum, an Intel spokesman in Honk Kong, in an email response to ComputerWorld. News and rumor site Digitimes... Read more...
Rumors around the Internet suggest that Intel may be planning to cancel the Celeron brand in 8-12 months, due to significant overlap with Atom prices. At present, the Celeron P4500 (1.86GHz, dual-core) is $86 as is the T3100 (1.9GHz, 1MB L2). The upcoming Atom N550, due to launch in the third quarter, is a dual-core chip running at 1500MHz, with a price tag of $86. The Celeron's will outperform the new Atom substantially, but there's also a cost factor to consider:  The $86 N550 includes its own chipset and graphics solution, while the Celerons don't. Intel denies that it plans to kill the... Read more...
Acer is looking to bring affordability to the ultraportable notebook arena this holiday season with its latest Acer Aspire AS1410 Series. These new notebooks feature an 11.6-inch widescreen display with an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD. Other key specs include an Intel Celeron processor, 2GB DDR2 memory (upgradeable to 4GB), up to a 250GB hard drive, a 6-cell Lithium Ion battery for up to six hours of battery life, Intel 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wireless, and Gigabit Ethernet LAN. The systems measure an inch thick and weigh approximately 3.08 pounds. They start at $399 and will be available... Read more...
If early reports are accurate, Westmere—Intel's GPU/CPU fusion—will take center stage at the company's developer forum next week. The new processor has been a topic of interest for months, especially after Intel announced it was scrapping its plans to build both the CPU and GPU on a 45nm process. The company's strong 32nm ramp allowed it to skip straight to a 32nm CPU / 45nm GPU combination, which should decrease the chip's overall power consumption. Mobile Westmere processors are expected to ship in Q4 2009; it's currently unclear if the desktop variant will launch in Q4 or in Q1 2010.   If... Read more...
Once Intel announced their dual-core Celerons it was only a matter of time until AMD countered with dual-core Semprons.  The bad news is that they're mainly available in China at this time, but that could change in the future.  Here's the specs on the dual-core Sempron:“AMD Sempron 2100+ processors adopt a 65nm process, and have a core frequency of 1.8GHz. Pricing in the China market is set at RMB 399 (US$55).”There is no word on when or if these particular CPUs will be availble in the U.S. but we don't think we'll be waiting too long.... Read more...
As with all rumors please take the following news item with a grain of salt until we get official confirmation or denial from Intel.It looks like the world of budget dual-core Intel chips is going to get a lot better in 2Q08:“Intel is planning to launch E1400 with a core frequency of 2GHz, 800MHz FSB, L2 cache of 512KB, and maximum TDP of 65W. The chip is based on a 65nm Conroe core and supports Intel 64, XD Bit (Execute Disable Bit) and Speed Step technology. Pricing will be set at US$53 in a thousand-unit tray quantities.”What's not to love in a chip that offers 64-bit support, dual-core, and... Read more...
Apparently Intel hasn't forgotten those of you on a budget or in need of a low-power solution for Home Theater setup and the like.  Word is Intel is gearing up to release the Celeron E1200 in January, a 65W chip with dual cores at 1.6GHz, 512KB of cache and an 800MHz FSB.  Word is three mid-range 45nm quad-core (Yorkfield) chips are due out the same day as well, with  Q9300, Q9450 and Q9550 are on the horizon, set to launch on January 20th. "The first dual-core Celeron processor, the E1200, will have core frequency of 1.6GHz, 800MHz FSB and 512KB L2 cache with a price... Read more...
According to HKEPC, and one of their Taiwanese inside-sources, Intel plans to launch new Celeron and Pentium processors in June based on the Core microarchitecture. These new processors would differ from the Core 2 Duo in their cache sizes and bus speeds, but would still offer significant performance improvements over current Netburst-based Pentiums and Celerons. "We have been told by our source from Taiwan manufacturer that Intel would officially release Pentium E and Celeron 400 product lines on June 3. At that time of release, Core micro-architecture will then cover all range of desktop processor... Read more...
This kind of problem has reared it's ugly head from time to time. As some of you may recall, AMD started locking the multiplier of their mainstream CPUs, after they claimed people were remarking them and selling them as a different CPU, at a higher price. This is a bit different though, with Celerons being remarked as a Pentium 4."Shenzhen Chuanghui Electronics Co. isn't shy about offering remarked Intel Corp. processors for sale: The company is openly selling them through a major Chinese Web site and brags that its remarked Pentium 4 chips look just like the real thing."... Read more...
Football season is back! Tonight, the New England Patriots squared off against the Oakland Raiders in Foxboro stadium, kicking off the 2005 season. If you didn't get a chance to watch the game, you missed out. The first half was pretty close, with both teams getting to the end zone and making some excellent plays. But as in usual Patriots fashion, the second half belonged to the home team. The Raiders were plagued by penalties, and the Patriots took advantage of that. Combine that with some great defense, they were able suppress Oakland and claim the 30-20 victory. Now enough of that, time for... Read more...
Good morning everyone :)  With a cold still floating around my head and my feel-good pills wearing off, I figure this is a perfect opportunity to server up some piping hot juice. So, go grab a glass and settle in.  Here is another serving of news...  EE Times Article: AMD tips 'Pacifica' and 'Presidio' processors for '06 "Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Friday (Nov. 12) disclosed its new microprocessor roadmap, including the introduction of the "Pacifica" and "Presidio" processors for the 2006 time frame."  Fifa 2005 @ TrustedReviews "One area... Read more...