Intel ships first Celeron chip based on Sandy Bridge


Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor has proven to be a hot seller and a strong performer in both the desktop and laptop space. Now, Intel treats us with the very first Celeron chip based on the Sandy Bridge architecture.

As ComputerWorld reports, Intel began shipping its very first Celeron laptop processor based on Sandy Bridge architecture which features a stripped down version of the new Core i3, i5 and i7 counterparts. Oh and did we mention its cheaper?

The Celeron processor is widely used in many low end machines and has become the standard for many users who do not desire a high end processor for gaming. This processor is widely used for basic applications such as word processing and Internet surfing. The Celeron’s main competition is AMD’s V-series and Sempron processors.

The Celeron B810, a dual core processor with a speed of 1.6GHz and 2MB cache, includes integrated graphics capabilities but no Turbo Boost 2.0. The processor is also missing Quick Sync which converts high-definition video into a format playable by smartphones. The processor will also not be able to wirelessly stream high-definition media from laptops to high-definition TVs.

The processor is priced at $86 when purchased in quantities of 1,000 and has yet to be manufactured by PC/Laptop makers.