In the meantime though, Intel has already released its new Ivy Bridge Celeron 1020M CPU.
The Celeron 1020M part is a CPU baked on a 22nm production process, a step smaller than its Sandy Bridge counterpart, which was baked at 32nm. Both the CPU's are dual cores, with the older Sandy Bridge B840 running at 1.9GHz. The smaller die size allows the new Celeron 1020M to run at 2.1GHz whilst maintaining the same 35W TDP. The new 1020M also comes with 1600MHz memory support, rather than a 1333MHz as on the older B840. Both chips have 2MB of cache memory and on die Intel HD Graphics.
While mobile Haswell CPUs can be expected as early as Q2 2013, this will only include the more expensive quadcore CPUs, with lower end dual core CPUs expected during Q3 2013. The Celeron 1020M is expected to stay on the market until Q3 2013, after which Intel will unleash its new Haswell Celeron mobile chips.
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"The smaller die size allows the new Celeron 1020M to run at 2.1GHz whilst maintaining the same 35W TDP."
Well, not planning to get a new laptop until Haswell since I already have an Ivy in my PC.
I never said anything about the Ivy Bridge Celeron, was talking about the Haswell Celeron :lol: with no TDP listed yet(hence I used "going to be"). Maybe you should read the title and get off Mt Pious and your High Horse? :non:
When my mother went shopping for a light-use laptop, I made her buy one based on an AMD E-350 since even that is still overkill for everything I expect her to ever do with it. She's quite happy she didn't spend the extra $200 for the 'better' laptop she now knows she didn't need.
Different people and uses have different requirements. In some cases, those can be very low.
Intel what are you doing? Intel stahp