Dual Core Atom Processors Now Adding a Little Pep to Netbooks

Intel's promised dual-core Atom processors are finally coming to a netbook near you. The N550 will help battery life a bit, and may improve 720p video playback, but by all accounts it's not going to magically turn netbooks into fully functional PCs. Still, you're getting DDR3 memory and easier Hulu watching—two things… » 8/23/10 12:59pm 8/23/10 12:59pm

Intel Trims Netbooks To Just Half an Inch Thick, Adds Dual-Core Atom…

The bad news: Intel's new dual-core Atom processors won't be appreciably more powerful than what's in your netbook now. The good news: a Pine Trail netbook reference design Intel introduced today at Computex is only slightly thicker than an iPhone. » 6/01/10 12:00am 6/01/10 12:00am

Asus Planning to Release Touchscreen Eee PC Within Six Months

Asustek executive Samson Hu has confirmed his company's plans to release a touchscreen Eee PC variant for sale by Q1 of 2009. It's not known whether the devices will look like the touch panel Eee mods » 10/09/08 7:10am 10/09/08 7:10am that have been floating around or take the shape of a tablet, but we'll see in January when the first models are shown …