We’d been hearing rumors for a while that Intel was going to insist that PC makers only use the company’s upcoming Atom N550 dual core processor in netbooks with 10 inch and smaller displays. But DigiTimes reports that the folks at Intel have had a change of hear and are lifting that restriction.
That means we could see notebooks with 11.6 and 12.1 inch displays and dual core 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 processors. The laptops will likely have 1GB of DDR3 memory and either a 250GB hard drive or a solid state disk up to 32GB.
We probably won’t see the N550 chip used in computers with displays larger than 12.1 inches, as that space tends to be reserved for machines with faster, more expensive, and more power hungry processors.