PC enthusiasts usually don't buy Celeron processors but the guys from X-bit Labs decided to take a look at the Celeron E1200 CPU which will be available on January 20. This dual-core 65nm chip is the cheapest model in Intel's lineup, it's clocked at 1.6GHz, features a 800MHz FSB and a TDP of 65W.
We received a pretty interesting dual-core Celeron processor for our tests. It is a unit with E1600 model number and 2.4GHz clock frequency. However, since Intel’s engineering samples have unlocked clock frequency multiplier, we set it to 8x to get 1.6GHz frequency that corresponds to that of the only currently available Celeron mode – E1200. The thing is that the frequencies of dual-core Celeron processors will rise to 2.4GHz only by the end of the year that is why it doesn’t make much sense to test a processor like that today.
Check it out over here. For office work these processors are fine but gamers will obviously want to look at better processors as the Celeron lineup isn't really suited for this task.