Originally Posted by metal_gunjee
Centrino is not a CPU.
The older platforms with Centrino adapters that you're probably thinking of had Dothan / Banias based Pentium M CPUs, and later had Yonah, Merom and Penryn based Core CPUs.
i know it is not a CPU but a platform but centrinos has been persistent through the ages and only quoting it as such
Originally Posted by jsc1973
Celerons were first introduced in 1997. The first Celeron was a 266 MHz Pentium II with no L2 cache. It was a horrible performer, slower than a good Pentium MMX that cost much less, and way slower than a AMD-K6. The thing was such a dog that Intel created a new version with a small on-die L2. You could buy a pair of the 300 MHz version of that chip, overclock them to 450 as a matter of course, and put them on a dual-slot motherboard and have one of the fastest PC's money could buy for peanuts.
Celerons haven't always sucked. There have been good ones and bad ones.
Then you never used one. Even today, a single-core Pentium M is far superior to all but the most recent versions of the Atom. The Dothan core Pentium M was a Core Solo with a slower FSB. Still a viable processor today for anything not CPU-intensive.
LOL dude, i still run my pentium M banias today with win7 and yes i'd take atom over it and i still have a few other pentium M ( dothans, i dont own any of the core 2 age ones but have used them) and i loved that generation of pentium M as its better then the P4 of the period and its based off the P3
pentium M has more raw processing power but its old, hyper threaded single core atom would run better then it for modern tasks thanks to hyperthreading and the last generation dual core atoms are even better. current dual core atom can even play bluerays without issues i'd like to see that on even a core2 based centrino without the assistant of a dedicated GPU
just so you know i still enjoy my single core atom netbook and my clover trail tablet
celerons are dogs and still dogs just more capable now as its just a slightly castrated pentium on the cache side