Intel introduces faster Celeron chips

After pushing its low-power Pentium M mobile processor and related Centrino platform for the past several weeks, Intel Monday turned its attention to the low end of its desktop processor lineup, releasing two faster Celeron desktop processors.

Running at speeds of 2.4GHz and 2.3GHz, respectively, the new chips are manufactured using a 0.13-micron process and offer support for a 400MHz front-side bus. They also run at a higher clock speed than other Celerons. Prior to the release of the 2.4GHz chip, the fastest available Celeron was the 2.2GHz chip.

The 2.4GHz Celeron is priced at US$127 and the 2.3GHz is priced at $117. Both prices are for 1,000-unit quantities.

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