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Chip consumers get a new budget alternative to the Pentium 4 following Intel's introduction of a new, faster Celeron processor

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By  Graham Stacey Published  September 26, 2002

Intel has introduced the 2GHz Celeron processor. These processors aim to provide consumers with efficient basic usage capability on the internet.

Gilbert Lacroix, general manager of Intel Middle East and North Africa said: "The Celeron processor in a desktop PC represents an attractive lower-cost option for the IT manager who needs to expand their network but does not require the processing power that can be provided by the Intel Pentium 4".

The new processor aims to deliver a combination of features and frequency at an appropriate price point for the value desktop consumer market segment. Based on the 0.13-micron process technology, the processor utilizes the 478-pin packaging and features a 400 MHz system bus.

Intel Celeron processors are the second highest selling PC processors in the world behind the Intel Pentium 4 processor family.

In 1,000-unit quantities, the desktop Intel Celeron processor at 2 GHz is priced at $103.

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