The Best Mobile Chips Of 2010 (So Far)


Value Mobile CPU

Intel’s dual-core, 35W Celeron P4500 offers considerable value -- a 1.86-GHz processor clock, 2MB of L2 cache and 32-nm process technology -- delivering similar performance to certain older Core 2 Duo parts but for a lower price.

The key to the Celeron P4500 is the transition to the Nehalem and Arrandale architecture updates. With this entry-level notebook chip, Intel is integrating the memory controller and integrated graphics into the CPU package. The result – the P4500 is a decent benchmarking processor despite its so-so clock and lack of Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading technology.

Launch date: March 26, 2010

Price: $86



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