Mobile Celerons soon to arrive

Intel aims at low and high end notebooks

Intel will introduce its mobile Celeron platform on the 25th of this month as part of its move to capture the low-end notebook market. The chips will come at initial clock speeds of 266Mhz and 300MHz, sources close to Intel said today. The 266MHz part will cost $106 in quantities of 1000, while the 300MHz chip will cost $185. Intel had initially planned to introduce a 233MHz part too, but there is now doubt whether this will be released. Earlier this month, Intel introduced a P55C 300MHz Pentium MMX which is also aimed at the low end of the market. At the same time, Intel will introduce its Mobile PII family, formerly code named Dixon and using a Mendocino core. These come with lower voltages and in 333MHz and 366MHz flavours. These will be incorporated in top-end notebooks launched by major vendors including Compaq, Dell and HP. ®

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