Intel has been making CPUs with the Celeron and Pentium names since the 1990s, but they are finally going away, though not in the way you might think. Starting in 2023, the company will replace both brand names for low-end laptop chips with the more straightforward (but not very creative) “Intel Processor” label. Intel VP Josh Newman said that the change would help “simplify” the line-up.
The names Core, Evo, and vPro will stay. Intel didn’t say how it will handle branding for desktop processors, which still include Celeron and Pentium models that came out this year. We’ve asked the company for a comment and will let you know if we hear back.
What will happen with the replacement?
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The choice isn’t surprising. Celeron and Pentium have been known as low-end processors for years, and their differences have been minor at best. This makes it clear what you’re going to get. If there’s no “Core” on the model, it’s a simple one. And let’s be honest: people looking for entry-level laptops don’t care as much about brand names as people looking for high-end laptops. Pricing and essential features are more important here.
Intel tells Engadget that it won’t be releasing “any new” desktop CPUs in this category until the first quarter of 2023, but it can’t say anything else about its plans right now.
It has been one of the essential parts of the computer industry for the past 55 years. Intel was started in California long before the state became the spiritual home of tech companies. The largest company in the world that makes semiconductor chips. But this global tech giant’s big numbers (120,000 employees and a net worth of $213 billion) are based on tiny things: semiconductors that serve as computer processors.
How will Intel systems work without these?
Computers wouldn’t work if they didn’t have processors. Intel has been the main force behind the development of the global computing industry. It has greatly aided the growth of the internet and today’s reliance on cloud services. But while the history of Intel is well known, less is known about the history of its processors.
Intel will now focus on its Core, Evo, and vPro brands for its most important products and use Intel Processors in what it calls “essential” products. “Our entry-level processor families have been very important in raising the standard for PCs at all price points.” “The new Intel Processor brand will make it easier for users to choose the right processor for their needs,” the company said.
The final say of Intel on it
After almost 30 years, the Pentium brand is going away. Only later did they make their way into laptops. Since its release in 2006, Intel has used chiefly the Core brand for its top-of-the-line processors. Instead, the Pentium brand is now used for its midrange processors.
Intel’s brand name for low-cost PCs was Celeron. Celeron chips came out about five years after Pentium. They have always been a lot less powerful and cost a lot less for laptop makers and, in the end, for customers. Most Chromebooks and low-cost laptops use Celeron processors now.