Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Oct 2008 13:22 UTC, submitted by Sergio Schvezov
Intel The netbook and MID (mobile internet device) markets are all the rage these days, and Intel is betting big on these markets with its Atom processor line. However, Intel doesn't stop there - the company is even buying wireless networks. According to Intel's CEO Paul Otellini, it's all part of bringing the Internet to new places and people.
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Where are all the Atom MIDs?
by pxa270 on Thu 30th Oct 2008 14:25 UTC
pxa270
Member since:
2006-01-08

So where are all the Atom powered MIDs? Apart from some demos on trade shows, I haven't seen any. (Though rumor has it that you can actually buy some in China or Hong Kong.)

It's funny that Intel has one netbook oriented Atom (N270), which is a big hit as practically all the netbooks use them and netbooks are showing up everywhere, and then they have almost half a dozen of device/MID oriented Atom (Z500-Z540) which seem to be going nowhere.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Here in the states, you can buy an Asus EEE with an Atom, and you can buy an Acer Aspire One with an Atom... and you can buy an MSI Wind with an Atom... and you can buy a Dell Inspiron Mini with an Atom...

and there are more, but maybe I'm misunderstanding your question?

Edit: Oh, are you not equating MID with Netbook? they're pretty much synonymous in my mind ;)

Edited 2008-10-30 14:56 UTC

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mmu_man Member since:
2006-09-30

Well, they'll all switch to ARM soon anyway, right ?
But it won't really frighten intel, they have ARM licences anyway ;)
The world is well made, sometimes...

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