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Atom 330 Netbooks

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#1
Does anyone have any idea when the atom 330 (dual core atom 1.6ghz) will be out for netbooks?
 
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I believe there's a new range of netbooks coming out in March-April time. Might be then?
 

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I doubt we will see many netbooks based around the 330. Too much power consumption for little to no performance boost for the target market.
 
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Intel has specifically said it does not wish the 330 to be used in netbooks; nVIdia MIGHT release it with the Ion platform for netbooks, but I doubt it.
 
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The 330 drinks too much for a netbook. It is basically 2x 230 slapped together. Yes, it is low power for a desktop, but compared to the NETBOOK processors, N270/280 is would drain the battery too quickly.

A N370/380 would be PERFECT. However, that isnt on the roadmap unfortunately. Time will tell. I'm sure they will come up with something. But on a netbook? Such parallel processing power isnt needed for Internetting or MS Word etc. And you typically dont use a netbook for a server or crunching or VM. However, for a desktop/mini-server devices, a N370/380 would be brilliant.

(See my Atom 330 thread for benchmarks)