AS PREDICTED, Intel introduced a Celeron microprocessor but for both desktops and for notebooks designed as desktop replacements. The introduction spells the beginning of the end of the road for its Celerons based on current Northwood technology.
There's no end to the Celeron brand name in sight, however. Intel will continue to use what has been a remarkably lucrative and long lived concept – selling microprocessors which are the Diet Coke equivalent of its Class Coke Pentium class. The .13 micron desktop chip is built using the 478 pin arrangement and has a 400MHz system bus. It costs $103 when you buy lots of them.
News source: The Inq