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Lenovo to Launch 12-inch Intel Atom N280 Powered Netbook

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  1. malware New Member

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    Our well known news informer DigiTimes claims that Lenovo plans to materialize an Intel Atom N280 powered IdeaPad S20 netbook featuring a 12-inch panel. If accomplished, Lenovo will be one step ahead of the competition, which currently offers only 10-inch netbook solutions for a reason described below.
    Source: DigiTimes
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    Is it just me or is it no longer a netbook? Isn't it now just a budget ultra-portable laptop (powered by an atom processor).

    It kind of seems to be missing the point to me. But maybe it's just me.:confused:
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    i'm sure we'll see 22" netbooks soon, powered by the Extremely fast* Intel Atom CPU


    *Fast compared to a pentium II
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    thougt before that a atom netbook with A4 Paper Sized Display would be nice, if it's:
    1.Cheap ->bacause atoms are sloww and i won't pay much for that
    2.Slim -> Carryin around an 10inch or 15inch is no difference if its slim
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    3. light -> for carrying

    but this got a hefty pricetag
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    Dell has a 12 inch netbook.
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    LOL. You know, those Atoms aren't too bad, actually. See some comparative benchmarks here: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1193276&postcount=2 (sorry, table not yet complete)
    An Atom will beat a Pentium 4 clock for clock. Quite surprising really. Of course, that is a long-long way from a Core 2 performance. But for internet, email and MS office, it is more than enough, esp. if you pair it with 2GB memory so there are no virtual memory page hits.

    Actually, the more interesting news is not the 280N but the GN40 chipst which is much better (performance wise and power efficiency) than the old i945GE/GSE.
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    $580 HOLLY CRAP talk about milking it.

    Good to hear a new chipset is on the way. When we talking it being available ?.. As i'm planing to get a ATOM setup in the next week or so.

    EDIT: But has to be a dual core not single core.

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