Intel recently added two dual-core CPUs into its CULV platform targeting entry-level ultra-thin notebooks – the Celeron 740 and SU2300, according to sources at notebook makers.
The Celeron 740 and SU2300 CPUs feature core frequencies of 1.3GHz and 1.2GHz, respectively, while both share the same 1MB L2 cache, 10W TDP and 800MHz FSB.
The dual-core Celeron CPUs expand Intel's CULV lineup from originally three levels into four – single-core entry-level, dual-core entry-level, single-core performance and dual-core performance.
The sources said single-core and dual-core entry-level CPU-based ultra-thin notebooks will have a chance to drop NT$2,000-3,000 (US$61-91) starting August, while the ASP of single-core Celeron 723-based models will be able to reach market expectations for ultra-thin notebook priced at NT$20,000-22,000.
Intel declined the opportunity to respond to this report saying it cannot comment on unannounced products.