Latest Celeron chips cruise past 2GHz

Intel Corp. has raised the clock speeds of its fastest Celeron processors with the release this week of the 2.1GHz and 2.2GHz versions of the chip. Previously, the fastest available Celeron ran at 2GHz.

Like the 2GHz version of the chip, the latest Celerons are made using a 0.13-micron process, have 128K bytes of on-chip cache and support a 400MHz front-side bus. The 2.2GHz Celeron is priced at US$103 in 1,000-unit quantities and the 2.1GHz chip is priced at US$89. That is just slightly more expensive than the 2GHz chip which is priced at US$83 in 1,000-unit quantities.

In related news, South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. this week won approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a new model of its P10 notebook computer which, according to documents filed by the company, is based on a 2.2GHz version of the Pentium 4 mobile processor. Such approval is necessary if Samsung wishes to sell the machine in the U.S. market.

The P10 is otherwise unchanged and includes 256M bytes of DDR (double data rate) memory, a 14.1-inch TFT (thin film transistor) LCD (liquid crystal display) panel and a fingerprint scanner or Memory Stick card reader. The machine weighs 2.3 kilograms making it one of the lightest Pentium 4-based computers on the market.

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