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Intel To Support Cheap Ultrabooks With Low-Cost Celerons

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).

  • de5_Roy
    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
    Celeron.... ? I didn't even realize it was still made.

    Who would buy this?
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  • vilenjan
    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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  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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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  • The GPU isn't shit DjEaZy. Most benchmarks still have the HD4000 within a hair whisper of Trinity's GPU on most 3D tests and performing better in the video encoding department. That is hardly shitty. As for the celeron, we have no specs yet but can't imagine it being that good at $70. Still, it would have to be a whole lot slower to be in Trinity range on the CPU side anyway.
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  • boiler1990
    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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