Bits and pieces: Mobile Celerons discontinued, Llano specifications
Yesterday Intel published Product Change Notification (PCN), notifying its customers of upcoming discontinuation of several mobile Celerons. End-of-Line date, or last order date, for mainstream Celeron 900, T3300 and P4500, as well as ultra low voltage 743, is February 29, 2012. The processors will be shipped until August 31, 2012.
Several days ago a couple of European and Canadian online stores listed Atom Cedar Trail motherboards. Canadian retailer ComTec.ca has BOXD2500HN board with Atom D2500 CedarView-D CPU on pre-order for $67. One UK store lists BOXD2500HND boxed motherboard with the same processor for 48 GBP, or about $78 USD.
Hewlett Packard now offers business-oriented HP Pro 3400 desktop PC. The computer is going to be shipped with a selection of currently produced Intel Sandy Bridge processors, along with upcoming Celeron, Pentium, and Core-branded CPUs. Overview page for this PC has details on all supported processors, which includes all mainstream Sandy Bridge CPUs, coming in September.
New Intel processor number i5-2410QM appeared recently in specifications of notebooks from several reputable manufacturers, like ASUS and Lenovo. The processor number of this chip ends with "QM", suggesting it's a quad-core mobile CPU. All other 2410QM characteristics look similar to dual-core i5-2410M. We believe that many references to this non-existing model actually mean Core i5-2410M. Some notebook specifications, like specs page for ASUS K53SV laptop referring to both 2410QM and 2410M models, make us wonder if this model is real.
Biostar published details of upcoming A8-Series 3870 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU):
The processor with AD3870WNZ43GX part number is clocked at 3 GHz, and has 100 Watt TDP. The clock speed is different from previously reported 3.1 GHz. It was also reported that the processor will have unlocked clock multiplier, which is not evident from the part number. That does not necessarily mean that preliminary information was incorrect. As we found in the past, on rare occasions specifications on Biostar website are not correct.
Speaking of Llano processors, AMD published basic features of A3-3300 APU. According to AMD, the processor will have AD33000OJZ22HX OEM part, and AD3300OJHXBOX box part numbers. This differs from AD33000OJZ22GX and AD3300OJGXBOX part numbers, listed by motherboard manufactures and online stores. Either AMD is reading new Llano stepping, encoded as HX, or they've made two mistakes on one specifications page.
Related News (newer articles):
Dec 20, 2011: A6-3670K and A8-3870K surfaced in AMD product database
Dec 16, 2011: Release date and prices of A6-3670K and A8-3870K CPUs
Dec 05, 2011: AMD A8-3870K and A6-3670K are available for pre-order
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May 24, 2011: Prices and launch date of 32nm Atom CPUs
Apr 14, 2010: Mobile Celerons P4500 and P4505
Mar 30, 2010: Dual-core Mobile Celeron P4500 is now available.