Mobile Celerons due for a dose of Sandy Bridge

Sandy Bridge is coming to budget laptops in a trio of new Celerons set to arrive just in time for the back-to-school season. According to Fudzilla, the Celeron B840, B800, and B710 will all share the same 32-nm Sandy Bridge foundation. Only the 800-series models will be duallies, though. The B710 is set to have just a single core clocked at 1.6GHz.

With a 1.5GHz clock speed, the B800 actually runs a little slower than the B710—a gap that should be easily made up by the presence of a second core. The B840 is pegged at 1.9GHz, which is faster than any other mobile Celeron save the P4600, whose two cores tick along at an even 2GHz. Those cores hail from the previous Arrandale generation, so they're not as fresh as Intel's new hotness.

With a $86 asking price, the B840 looks set to supplant the P4600. Oddly, though, Fudzilla says the B800 will also cost $86. The B710 will reportedly run only $70 when this new batch of Celerons arrives in September. There's no word on TDPs, but with the only other Sandy Bridge-based mobile Celeron (a B810 model clocked at 1.6GHz) rated for 35W, we can probably expect the newcomers to live in the same range.

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