celeron logo(1) Intel launches first mobile Sandy Bridge Celeron

Intel has added its first budget mobile Sandy Bridge processor to its already wide range of processors higher up in the range. The new model is simply called the B810 and it's the most basic and feature stripped Sandy Bridge based mobile CPU to appear. This is good news for those that want a really affordable Sandy Bridge notebook, although be aware that this 35W CPU might feature reduced functionality graphics compared to its higher-end siblings, just like the upcoming desktop Celerons.

Intel has added its first budget mobile Sandy Bridge processor to its already wide range of processors higher up in the range. The new model is simply called the B810 and it's the most basic and feature stripped Sandy Bridge based mobile CPU to appear. This is good news for those that want a really affordable Sandy Bridge notebook, although be aware that this 35W CPU might feature reduced functionality graphics compared to its higher-end siblings, just like the upcoming desktop Celerons.

So what we're looking at here is a relatively slow 1.6GHz dual core CPU with 2MB of L3 cache which doesn't seem to compare too favourable to the current “high-end” Celeron P4600 which is clocked at 2GHz. That said, the improved CPU architecture should make up for some of the clock speed difference, but it's too early to tell as yet if this is the case or not. The main advantage that the B810 might have is better graphics performance, but as Intel has as yet to add it to its product pages. The B810 is priced at $86 in quantities of 1,000 units, the same as the P4600.

Intel is also expected to launch a ULV Sandy Bridge based Celeron processor at some point in the future which should be called the B847 with a TDP of 17W and a clock speed of a mere 1.1GHz. It's as yet unclear when this model will arrive. Intel has also as yet to announce any new mobile Pentium models based on Sandy Bridge, so it's pretty clear that we can expect some additional CPUs once Intel has cleared out its inventory of older first generation Core i processors.