Intel doet de laatste tijd super vaag over de toekomst van de Slot1 Celeron. De ene keer zeggen ze dat het ding foetsie gaat en andere keer beweren ze weer dat de Slot1 Celeron gewoon tot 2000 in produktie blijft. The Register heeft er een artikel over:
Last week we reported, on the basis of Intel information, that Slot One Celerons will continue until the year 2000. (see Intel to keep S1 Celerons until year end).
But now information from an internal document Intel has sent to its retailers plus other information from distributors, makes it appear that the platform is doomed to extinction, and quite soon.
A source at an Intel UK distributor, who declined to be named, said: "From a supply point of view, there will be no Slot One Celerons from February onwards. There is currently a shortage and I expect Intel to attempt to migrate smoothly in a few months. I was expecting Intel to bin it at the end of February, but currently availability of 370-Socket boards is short."
And a letter, seemingly originating from Intel, on the Ars Technica site seems to confirm the Slot One Celeron is doomed.
It says that Intel now recommends customers convert Intel Celeron processor-based PC offerings to higher performing Intel Celeron processors now. "Intel has begun to transition the Intel Celeron processor product line from SEPP to PPGA packaging."