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As expected, dual core Atom chips not twice as fast

So here’s a little secret. Processors with dual cores aren’t necessarily twice as fast as single core CPUs. Or rather, they don’t necessarily perform tasks twice as fast, because that’s just not the way most software works. But still, you’d generally expect a dual core chip to handle some tasks better than a similar, single  […]

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10 inch, dual-core Gigabyte M912 coming soon?

Engadget Chinese is reporting that Gigabyte plans to follow up its too-recently-launched-to-be-called-successful M912 8.9 inch netbook tablet with a 10 inch version. Makes sense, since everybody and his kid brother are releasing 9 and 10 inch versions of their netbooks these days. But wait, there’s more. Engadget says “reliable sources” are telling them that the […]

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Intel to launch dual-core Atom chip in September

Looking to get a low cost, ultraportable laptop, but don’t want to settle for a single core processor? There’ve been rumors for a while that Intel would be releasing a dual-core version of its popular Atom CPU. Now Fudzilla is reporting that Intell will launch the low-cost, low-power, dual core chip on September 21st. According […]