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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 Celeron brand, but the company might have to disentangle its price structure to keep the venerable... Read more...