Earlier on, we heard from Taiwanese sources that Intel will be phasing out the Celeron CPU brand sometime in 2011 as things move towards Sandy Bridge. No so, says Intel; the Celeron the will live on.
"The rumor is not true, Intel has no plan to phase out the Celeron brand in 2011. Intel Celeron processors continue to provide a low-cost computing solution for basic computing needs," wrote Barry Sum, an Intel spokesman in Hong Kong, in an e-mail response to questions from IDG.
X-bit labs still claims that it has seen roadmaps that show that the Celeron will not be moving to a Nehalem-based architecture, leaving some to wonder what will happen to the Celeron brand when the Core 2 family is no longer in production.
Right now, Intel scales its product offerings with the Atom, Celeron, Pentium, Core 2, and Core i brandings. While it may be a bit crowded now, the eventual drop of the Core 2 Duo products will give Intel a little more room to keep the Celeron in the lineup.
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typing on a T1500 right nowReply
I hope celeron phases out
real pice of... well u know
I curse myself every day for buying this laptop
Never liked Celeron. Makes a lot more sense to buy a cheap AMD instead.Reply
I think the 2 core Celeron is a good value especially for Enterprise computers. I think its better then a low powered Atom 2 core. Unfortunately the Celeron name got a bad rap when it first came out as being under featured for what Intel was charging for it. Now though I think its a viable solution.Reply
jescott418I think the 2 core Celeron is a good value especially for Enterprise computers. I think its better then a low powered Atom 2 core. Unfortunately the Celeron name got a bad rap when it first came out as being under featured for what Intel was charging for it. Now though I think its a viable solution.The whole point of Atom CPU is low power consumption and I don't see a Celeron winning over an Atom in this area.Reply
I like the new Wolfdale Celerons but I'm hoping they phase out simply for consistency haha (i3, i5, i7).Reply
aaruni123The whole point of Atom CPU is low power consumption and I don't see a Celeron winning over an Atom in this area.Reply
I don't think he was implying that the Celeron had lower power consumption.
toms like rumor ;/Reply
Some of you are very wrong. In fact, Celeron is very good from price/ performance ratio so Intel choose Celeron for servers! Why not have a review for Celeron G1101? Celeron is much better than ATOM.Reply
Intel should kill "Pentium" branding because is very very old.
u forgot xeonReply
Honestly, I don't care whether it goes or stays, but the most recent E3200 and E3300 celerons have been fine. I guess the bad reputation has hurt it through the years, but I've never had a problem with the most recent dual-core generation.Reply