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Intel unveils faster Celeron chips

The leading chipmaker turns up the speed of its Celeron processors for portable computers, introducing two new, faster chips.

Intel ratcheted up the speed of its Celeron processors for portable computers today, introducing two new, faster chips.

As previously reported, the new chips run at speeds of 433 MHz and 466 MHz. Intel cut mobile Celeron prices by as much as 40 percent in the last two weeks to make way for the new chips.

In large quantities, the new chips cost $159 for the 433-MHz chip and $209 for the 466-MHz chip, Intel said. Intel's low-end mobile chips, like those of rival manufacturer AMD, begin at 300 MHz.

The mobile processors are smaller and consume less power than their counterparts for desktop computers.