Intel Ships ULV Chips For As Low As $107
Intel has just shipped two ultra-low voltage Celeron processors, designed for budget netbooks and laptops. The two chips offer speed and performance for all types of users.
The single core Celeron 787 chip offers a clock speed of 1.3GHz, 1.5MB of RAM and is priced at $107. If you’re looking for a bit more power though, check out the dual-core Celeron 857 with a clock speed of 1.2GHz, 2MB of RAM, and running for $134.
Both chips draw only 17 watts of power a piece, making them ideal for manufacturers who prioritize battery life in their new computing machines. Since these chips just shipped, we will probably see netbooks and notebooks carrying them later in the year, and I have no doubt that these low power chips will give a couple hours in their respective computers.
Now, before you laugh at the fact that these are Celeron processors, and not i-series processors, keep in mind that not all computer users require intense graphics usage or super fast processing.
For tablets and netbooks, these ULV chips will be ideal, although I’d imagine these types of chips will be extinct in a year or two- they still offer great value for those concerned about getting their bang for their buck.