Intel trots out two new Celerons

Michael Kanellos Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Michael Kanellos is editor at large at CNET News.com, where he covers hardware, research and development, start-ups and the tech industry overseas.
Michael Kanellos
Intel on Wednesday released two new Celeron chips for budget desktops. Both the 2.6GHz and 2.5GHz Celerons are based around the same processor core as the Pentium 4 but come with smaller 128KB caches and a 400MHz bus, slower than the buses found on most current Pentium 4 computers. These chips, though, cost less. The 2.6GHz Celeron sells for $103 in quantities of 1,000, while the 2.5GHz goes for $89 in 1,000-unit lots.