Monday, August 23rd 2010

New Dual-Core Intel Atom Processor-Based Netbooks Hit Shelves Today

Intel Corporation announced today that a dozen of new netbooks based on its new mobile dual-core Intel Atom processors are available in stores today. The netbooks – available now and through the end of the year from manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, MSI, and Toshiba – enable new levels of support for applications like games, as well as Adobe Flash technology for access to a number of Web pages including online hotel booking systems and multimedia sites such as YouTube and Hulu.

"Acer strives to continually improve on our customers' total mobile experience, whether it is increased responsiveness or extended Internet interactivity through longer battery life," said David Lee, associate vice president of Acer's Mobile Computing Business Unit. "We are pleased to select dual-core Intel Atom processors for Acer netbooks, helping to empower netbook users achieve even more – both at work and at leisure."

With the dual-core Intel Atom processor N550, consumers can enjoy Internet access on the go with a more responsive experience in the same compact form factor, DDR3 memory support and similar great battery life as the single-core Intel Atom processor N450.

"In their short history, the netbook category has experienced impressive growth," said Erik Reid, director of marketing for mobile platforms at Intel. "Having shipped about 70 million Intel Atom chips for netbooks since our launch of the category in 2008, there is obviously a great market for these devices around the world."

New netbooks based on dual-core Intel Atom chips arrive in stores today and are available at a variety of consumer-friendly price points. For more information, visit this page.
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7 Comments on New Dual-Core Intel Atom Processor-Based Netbooks Hit Shelves Today

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Many Thanks to Black Panther for the tip.
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#2
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
awesome, good to see some dual core atoms out there now, 4 threads in a netbook should make a real difference for a lot of users.

pair this with something like Nvidia's ION or better and you've got a real winner on your hands IMO.
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#3
theonedub
habe fidem
Released right at the most opportune moment too.

I don't think it will be running circles around C2D CULVs, but this will def make the Atom experience much better. Paired with an Ion like wolf mentioned, and it could be a viable option for those who needed more than the N450/GMA could deliver.
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#4
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
I have an old Acer Aspire One single core. It works great, can play 720p video, etc. The dual core will make a large difference if I want to do some portable programming, but we will see.
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#5
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Now if they could only get rid of that stupid 2gb of ram limitation we could have a netbook thats more responsive and boots quicker
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#6
Techtu
Intel Atom processors include integrated graphics, video, and memory controllers built right into the die.
Isn't this basically AMD Fusion?
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#7
RejZoR
Pretty much i'd say...
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