2 Cores x 2 Threads @ 1.5 GHz, 17w TDP.
That makes it sound like it's 4 threads in total, but those don't support HT so it's really 1 thread per core (2 in total).
The 1007u board *is* more expensive than the 847 boards, especially when the 847's are frequently on sale
Sounds like a better alternative indeed, at least with current newegg prices for the 10$ difference you get about a 45% performance increase (not just cpu but graphics too). Your newegg link for the 847 is wrong though here's the correct one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128585
Should make Kabini's life harder when it will finally appear
FWIW there's also 1037U and 1017U Celerons (1.8Ghz and 1.6Ghz otherwise the same) but I'm not sure they are available somewhere, and more important what intel charges for them. Yes they all have the same list price but I really wonder what intel actually charges for them (that 847 has a list price twice as high for just the cpu than what newegg charges for the whole gigabyte board...).