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.
Intel's Atom line of processors, used extensively in netbooks, have never been particularly powerful. They're like the adorable kid sister of the Intel family. Today, though, reports indicate that they may be getting some grown-up DDR3 support this fall.