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

Rumor: Select Intel Atom CPU Netbooks to Be Allowed 2GB RAM

Leaks from the Pine Trail roadmap from Intel suggest that going forward, certain Atom processors may be allowed 2 gigs of RAM, a jump from the previous 1 gigabyte max instituted by Intel as a measure to prevent cannibalization between netbooks and processors in middle tiers. According to Fudzilla, the 1.83 GHz N470… » 10/28/09 3:20am 10/28/09 3:20am