Intel, again, offers faster Celerons

Intel has rolled out yet another round of faster processors for low-cost mobile computers, releasing mobile Celeron processors running at 433MHz and 466MHz.

The new processors are the latest offerings in Intel's series of mobile Celeron chips that also run at speeds of 300, 333, 366 and 400MHz. In 1,000-unit quantities, the 466MHz processors cost $US209 and the 433MHz processors are priced at $US159.

With the latest processor release, Intel is following a tried-and-tested strategy of releasing smaller and faster chips, said one analyst.

"It's the same old story," said Nathan Brookwood, an analyst with Insight 64, a US-based industry research firm. "Each quarter, Intel tries to come out with something faster, and makes what used to be the fastest (chip) more affordable. Megahertz marches on. It's a formula Intel has been using for years to drive the market."

The processors will be used in low-cost notebooks sold by IBM, Dell, Gateway 2000, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, and Toshiba said Intel spokesman Manny Vera.

For example, Dell today launched its Inspiron 7500 mobile computer, featuring the 433MHz and 466MHz chips and with prices starting at $4,354. All the companies are expected to have mobile computers with the new processors available within two weeks, Vera said.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Jack McCarthy

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?