Intel is preparing the release of four new mobile Celeron processors based on its Ivy Bridge architecture. According to CPU World, the CPUs will be launched in the first quarter of next year.
Targeted as replacements for the entry-level and ULV Celeron 800 and B800 series, Intel will introduce two ultra-low voltage processors, the 1.5 GHz 1007U and the 1.8 GHz 1037U, both of which arrive with a TDP of 17 watts and support for DDR3-1333 memory. The mainstream models, the 1.8 GHz 1000M and the 2.1 GHz 1020M are rated at 35 watts and are combined with DDR3-1600 memory.
The lower power consumption of the U processor is also made possible due to a clocked down graphics unit, which runs at 350 MHz/1000 MHz, versus 650 MHz/1000 MHz in the mainstream versions. All new Celeron processors are dual-core models without support for Hyper-Threading.
Prices are unknown at this time, but expect them to land in the same neighborhood as the current 800/B800 series, which spans from $80 to $134 for the dual-core models.