What is the pentium equivilent of a Celeron 2.8ghz?
I don't know, 2.4 or 2.2 maybe. It depends on what you're doing, software that relies on clock speed or cache memory more. Office applications and such are Celeron's high point, but it's not that good in games.
Celery is bad no matter what. It's much easier and nicer in the long run to buck up and get a Pentium, even if you have to lower the clock speeds.
Yes stay away from the Celeron...
Approximately 1.8 GHz P4A, according to AnandTech.
a 2.6ghz celeron gets spanked by the 1.6ghz duron. celerons are not worth getting. for that price, get a barton 2500+
Less onboard memory.
ONBOARD MEMORY: Celeron < Pentium 4
Well I certainly didn't think it was that bad, wow.
If you're searching for a budget processor go with the Duron. I built a machine with a Duron 1.8 Applebred, and it was pretty damn fast for a <$400 machine.
I suppose the Celeron is what AMD fanboys stereotype Intel processors to be - lots of MHz and zero power. It's like biking/driving in 1st gear - lots of RPMs but you're not going anywhere.
When playing games a Celeron chokes up due to not enough Cache Memory. Soon there will be some Celerons with a 533Mhz Bus and 256k cache on a 90 nm die process.