Beyond the official announcement of the Pentium M processors that will be based on the Centrino core (the Banias), Intel announced tonight at the press conference at the CeBIT exhibition that another version will be created based on the Banias core for the budget market. Traditionally the processor will be called Pentium M Celeron, and compared to the Pentium M which is supposed to work at clock speeds of 900Mhz to 1.6Mhz, the Celeron version will work at the modest 600Mhz speed, in addition the L2 cache is reduced to only 512Kb, about half compared to Pentium M, as well as SpeedStep technology Will not be included in the Celeron versions. However, the voltage required by the processor has dropped to only 0.96V, which ensures a longer battery life.
The new Celeron processor appears to be the weakest based on the Banias core, and it can be estimated that more versions at higher clock speeds will be announced soon. However, it is already known that the new Celeron processors will be integrated in the laptops from the VAIO U mini-note series made by Sony.
The Sony VAIO will be based on the Pentium M Celeron processor