The Asus Eee PC 1015N isn’t the only computer on the horizon with one of Intel’s shiny new dual core Atom N550 netbook chips. In fact, I suspect we’ll see an awful lot of mini-laptops sporting this processor soon. But right now it looks like Asus and Acer are the first two companies with products in the works. Macles has posted details about a new Acer Aspire One D255 netbook with the dual core Atom chip.
The Acer Aspire One D255 features a similar case design to the recently launched Aspire One D260. The main difference is the chipset.
Powering the netbook is the Intel Atom N550 processor, which features dual 1.5GHz cores with 512KB of L2 cache. Like other Atom processors, the N550 supports hyperthreading, which means that Windows will report you have 4 CPUs… even though you don’t. Still, the hyperthreading should give you a bit of a boost when performing some tasks or multitasking.