“In order to defend its entry-level notebook market, Intel is planning to launch two 65nm Merom-based processors for its Centrino 2 platform (Montevina), according to sources at motherboard makers.
The CPUs include the Celeron 585 with a core frequency of 2.16GHz priced at US$107 in thousand-unit tray quantities, and Celeron 575 at 2GHz and US$86. Both will support 667MHz FSB and feature 1MB L2 cache and a TDP of 31W.
In additional news, Intel has also set the price for its Atom N270 notebook CPU (Diamondville) which forms part of the company’s Basic Mobile Platform at US$44, the sources revealed.”
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- What to pay for your desktop RAM in mid-March 2008 @ HEXUS
- Acer Closes in on HP, With Inspiration from Apple @ Digital Trends
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- NZXT Giveaway! @ ThinkComputers
Intel is focusing on entry level mobility platforms with their upcoming Centrino 2 chips. The two Celerons that Digitimes knows about are both very inexpensive parts; the Atom is even cheaper. With the Eee from ASUS and Walmart’s offering, entry level mobility is an important market. Intel’s ability to produce these bottom of the line and dirt cheap processors may get them a huge share of the processors you will find in low cost laptops.