Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Jan 2009 23:40 UTC
Intel Netbooks using the forthcoming Intel Atom N280 are expected to tip up between the second and third quarters of 2009. The N280 is the follow-up to the Netbook class leading N270 Atom CPU that finds its home in practically every netbook on the market today.
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Marginal boost
by Michael on Thu 15th Jan 2009 13:34 UTC
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2005-07-01

The actual CPU doesn't look like much of an improvement, perfromance wise. What may be more interesting is the Intel GN40 chipset that goes with it which, bloggers seem to think, will do HD playback. Yeah that's right, HD playback on a 10" screen. Ooooh.

Nvidia have a competing chipset which will do Blu-Ray. If you can find a matching drive, that is.

Also, I have heard rumors that the new chipset will rdeuce power consumption, which would actually be useful.

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RE: Marginal boost
by miscz on Thu 15th Jan 2009 19:23 UTC in reply to "Marginal boost"
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2005-07-17

HD decoding is useful even though netbooks are small. I use my notebook as a media center a lot. I'd love to have a dedicated machine for that but connecting notebook just to watch a movie will do.

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RE: Marginal boost
by bryanv on Fri 16th Jan 2009 20:48 UTC in reply to "Marginal boost"
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2005-08-26

Those mini-itx boards that people are putting under their TV's will do well with an HD capable chipset.

Yeah, put that in your pipe and smoke it.

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Link correction
by Johann Chua on Thu 15th Jan 2009 15:53 UTC
Johann Chua
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2005-07-22

The current link has a quote mark at the end, breaking the URL.

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32nm
by poundsmack on Thu 15th Jan 2009 15:57 UTC
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

its interesting because from what i understand this will NOT be a 32nm chip (even though their other chips will be getting the 32nm refresh shortly after the new Atom release) but be a 45nm. I am still waiting on official word from intel. anyone know for sure yet?

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MarkF
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2009-01-19

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