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Intel To Support Cheap Ultrabooks With Low-Cost Celerons

By - Source: Digitimes | B 64 comments

Intel may be reacting to criticism that its processors are simply too expensive to support the lower price tags of Ultrabooks.

According to Digitimes, the company will soon be offering two ultra-low voltage Celerons that could be used as CPUs for cheaper compact notebooks. The Celeron ULV 877 and 807 will reportedly be sold for $86 and $70 respectively.

Meanwhile, Intel is planning the second wave of Ivy Bridge processors, set to land on June 3, according to Digitimes. The new lineup will include the quad-core CPUs Core i5-3570, i5-3470, i5-3570S, and i5-3475S for desktop applications with prices ranging from $184 to $205.

There will be one new dual-core desktop chip (i5-3470T, $184), two new notebook CPUs (i7-3520M, i5-3360M and i5-3320M for $346, $266 and $225, respectively), as well as the Core i7-3367M and i5-3427M for Ultrabooks ($346 and $225).

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    southernshark , May 20, 2012 4:11 PM
    Celeron.... ? I didn't even realize it was still made.

    Who would buy this?
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    amdphenomx4 , May 20, 2012 4:26 PM
    Why are they calling a Sandy Bridge CPU a Celeron. It's basically an i3 dual core, but for an ultrabook. Call it i1 or Pentium instead of Celeron. Anything to avoid the bad reputation that the Celeron has.
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    de5_Roy , May 20, 2012 4:11 PM
    lmao.
    a cheap ultrabook with celeron cpu is a netbook, period. i hope people don't buy into 'cheap ultrabook' BS. a decent low end netbook would be ivb pentium with hd4000 igpu.
    intel is so scared of trinity..... ;D
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    de5_Roy , May 20, 2012 4:11 PM
    lmao.
    a cheap ultrabook with celeron cpu is a netbook, period. i hope people don't buy into 'cheap ultrabook' BS. a decent low end netbook would be ivb pentium with hd4000 igpu.
    intel is so scared of trinity..... ;D
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    southernshark , May 20, 2012 4:11 PM
    Celeron.... ? I didn't even realize it was still made.

    Who would buy this?
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    vilenjan , May 20, 2012 4:15 PM
    Intel is doing this to counter the cheap AMD sleekbooks that are going to launch soon with the new trinity APUs. We all al know that will win the gpu race, but ti will interesting to see if a crippled ivy bridge will still against piledriver.
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    Anonymous , May 20, 2012 4:17 PM
    the celeron wouldnt hold a candle to trinity isnt it? imo intel would do better to equip all its ivy based i3 with hd4000 graphics instead if they want to compete with amd on the budget areas
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    amdphenomx4 , May 20, 2012 4:26 PM
    Why are they calling a Sandy Bridge CPU a Celeron. It's basically an i3 dual core, but for an ultrabook. Call it i1 or Pentium instead of Celeron. Anything to avoid the bad reputation that the Celeron has.
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    nebun , May 20, 2012 4:29 PM
    southernsharkCeleron.... ? I didn't even realize it was still made. Who would buy this?

    people that don't really care about quality
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    DjEaZy , May 20, 2012 4:37 PM
    De5_roylmao.a cheap ultrabook with celeron cpu is a netbook, period. i hope people don't buy into 'cheap ultrabook' BS. a decent low end netbook would be ivb pentium with hd4000 igpu.intel is so scared of trinity..... ;D

    ... if intel is scared from AMD's Tinity APU's, than it is a stupid move from intel's part to put celerons to get ultrabooks cheaper... intel needed to lower prices because they haz still the best CPU, but GPU is shit... if intel puts celeron's in to ultrabooks, they will have shitty CPU's and GPU's...
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    nebun , May 20, 2012 4:41 PM
    DjEaZy... if intel is scared from AMD's Tinity APU's, than it is a stupid move from intel's part to put celerons to get ultrabooks cheaper... intel needed to lower prices because they haz still the best CPU, but GPU is shit... if intel puts celeron's in to ultrabooks, they will have shitty CPU's and GPU's...

    this is not true...take a look at most the netbooks, laptops, tablets and smartphones today...people will buy what the can afford no matter how the hardware performs....do you really think that someone will little money cares how fast or how slow something is?...they are just happy to have something
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    boiler1990 , May 20, 2012 5:12 PM
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    Intel may be reacting to criticism that its processors are simply too expensive to support the lower price tags of Ultrabooks.

    So instead of lowering the prices, they just use a lower priced CPU. Brilliant, Intel /s

    I think the only reason Intel isn't willing to drop prices is A) they can keep them steady (like Apple and the iPhone/carrier agreements) and B) they haven't made as much profit because they've had to ramp up production an build new facilities to support the 22nm production. They do need to start dropping the price in the next few months though.
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    tyzer24 , May 20, 2012 5:28 PM
    These are not the old Celerons. the 3X00 series are great (got one in my htpc, HD is flawless) The newer 32nm are even better. I think alot of enthusiasts just assume they suck. Build a cheap celeron box for yourself or a firend. You will be impressed. i promise.
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    sonofliberty08 , May 20, 2012 5:29 PM
    DON'T BUY ANY ATOM OR CELERON INSIDE LAPTOPS!!!
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    eddieroolz , May 20, 2012 5:34 PM
    If I wanted a crippled Celeron ultrabook, I'd rather just buy Trinity.
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    Zingam_Duo , May 20, 2012 6:14 PM
    eddieroolzIf I wanted a crippled Celeron ultrabook, I'd rather just buy Trinity.


    Most people will buy it because it is Intel.
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    evilaaron11 , May 20, 2012 6:18 PM
    The new celeron's really aren't as bad as you think.
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    sceen311 , May 20, 2012 6:21 PM
    There is nothing ultra about a Celeron.
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    SuperVeloce , May 20, 2012 6:43 PM
    sonofliberty08DON'T BUY ANY ATOM OR CELERON INSIDE LAPTOPS!!!

    Why the hell not? If it's still a Penryn core (they were massively crippled, one core only, those penryn celerons), it could be a problem, but with sandy cores you still get the latest tech.
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    A Bad Day , May 20, 2012 6:44 PM
    zingam_duoMost people will buy it because it is Intel.


    Brand recognition is Intel's main weapon for the low to mid end market. Hardly anyone that I know are aware of AMD's existence.
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    hetneo , May 20, 2012 6:48 PM
    So Intel is pitting 65W and 77W parts against Trinity that is available at 17W, 25W and 35W TDP? And does it in mobile market. Smart move by Intel if they want AMD to increase their revenue.
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    bustapr , May 20, 2012 7:08 PM
    Im wondering if intel is deliberately crapping over manufacturers. they ask for cheaper ivy bridge CPUs to bring ultrabooks to the sub $1k that intel itself has promised. Intel doesnt want to lower the price of their CPUs which manufacturers consider to be way expensive. No ivy bridge ultrabooks at sub$1k. Intel gives them cheap CPUs with a bad reputation name.

    intel shopuld start respecting their clients a bit more. and I know that its tiring to see trinity constatly be compared, but damn, intel should come up with better ideas to combat the rising AMD in the laptop market. If you compare how many AMD laptops were on shelves a few years ago to how many there are now, youll notice how far AMD has come. Manufacturers are moving towards to cheap low power solutions amd comes up with. Intel might have the best CPUs, but their marketing and execs are stupid.
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