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.
If you're in the market for a netbook—the gimpy kittens of the laptop jungle—know this first: on the inside, they're all basically the same. Making the little differences all the more important! And yes, they do add up.
Intel is moving from conifers to deciduous trees as inspiration for its next Atom Z-series platform, if PC Watch is correct. The Z-series is residing in netbooks and ultra-portables such as the Vaio P from Sony, but with Moorestown not compatible with Windows it makes sense Intel would need a new processor.
We've seen a ton of Core i5 notebooks recently, all loaded with Intel's impotent integrated graphics, which are part of the chip. Now, Nvidia's Optimus enables PCs to switch automatically between Intel's crappy integrated graphics and Nvidia's beefier graphics cards.
Murmurings of an Acer Aspire packing Intel's new Pine Trail N450 processor have been doing the rounds for a while, but finally pics and more specs have been leaked, cementing the existence of this still-unofficial model.
New Atom chips from Intel means better netbooks, right? Sorta. Here's the skinny on the new netbook brains.
A couple of new netbooks have hit the "just announced" pool, and while MSI's Wind models don't usually grab me, the U130 and U135 do, thanks to the inclusion of Atom's new Pine Trail processors.
A bunch of great netbook upgrades are on the way—next-gen Intel processors in January; smooth HD video playback—but to spare you the brain hemorrhage of keeping track, we've laid it all out. Here's what you need to know.
Digitimes has it from one of their annoyingly anonymous, sometimes accurate "industry insiders" that the N450 Pineview, one of Intel's next-gen Pine Trail Atoms, which boast built-in GPUs and memory controllers for slightly improved graphics performance and massively improved battery life, will ship in Q4—October at…