This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but it looks like Intel is getting ready to phase out its first generation of desktop Atom chips. The  Intel Atom 330 dual core and Atom 230 single core chips should be done by the end of the month. These were the first Atom chips designed for low power desktop and nettop computers, and Intel has pretty much replaced them with the new Intel Atom D410 and D510 Pine Trail chips with integrated GMA 3150 graphics.

Fudzilla reports that come April, vendors won’t be able to order new Atom 230 or 330 chips. That doesn’t mean you won’t still be able to buy a computer like the Acer AspireRevo nettop or Asus Eee PC 1201N with an Atom 330 processor. But once Acer, Asus, and other PC makers run out of the chips they have on hand for those machines, they’ll probably start pushing newer models with the latest chips more heavily.

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