The Core i-Series of CPUs from Intel is and will continue to be the one that upper mainstream and high-end customers will always look towards, but the chips suited for everyone else aren't being left on the wayside.
Indeed, Intel has put together a fairly long list of chips for the entry-level and lower mid-range consumer segments.
There will be new Celeron and Pentium central processors on the market before this quarter is out, meaning by the end of March.
On the mobile front, there will be two categories of Celeron Ivy Bridge units: one for ultrabooks and one for mainstream laptops.
The former set is made up of two chips. One, Celeron 1007U, is a dual-core unit with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz and a TDP (thermal design power) of 17W.
The second Celeron, 1037U, is also a dual-core unit, but is significantly faster (1.8 GHz) at the same TDP.
The mainstream Celeron series includes the 1000M 1.8 GHz dual-core at 35W and the 1020M dual-core at 35W and 2.10 GHz.
As for the desktop Celeron range, Intel settled for a pair of 55W models with clocks of 2.6 GHz (Celeron G1610), 2.7 GHz (G1620). There is a 35W chip too, at 2.3 GHz.
Finally, the Pentium chip range is solely suited for desktop personal computers. PC Watch lists four, three of which have 55W TDPs and one at 35W.
We'll get the low-power processor out of the way first: its name is Pentium G2020T and its performance is 2.5 GHz.
As for the “normal” ones, Intel will sell them in 2.8 GHz (Pentium G2010), 2.9 GHz (G2020) and 3.2 GHz (G2130). All of them boast dual-core designs, like the rest. Prospective buyers will need to hand Chipzilla between $42 and $100 for the newcomers. That means 31.54-42 to 75.10-100 Euro.