August 28, 2001
Intel to inject speed into low-cost PCs
Author: JT Smith
Intel plans to pump up the speed of its budget Celeron processors on Friday, says CNET News.com. The chipmaker will add 1GHz and 1.1GHz Celerons to the product line, and you can already buy made-to-order systems featuring the new processors from Compaq. The newer, faster Celerons are part of Intel's short range strategy, which calls to eliminate all Pentium III chips from the product line by the end of the year. According to the report, Intel will then most likely use the Celeron lineup to fill the PIII's vacancy.