Asus Eee PC 1011CX packs this year’s chipset in last year’s netbook

When Asus rolled out its new line of netbooks in January, the company didn’t just introduce its first mini-laptops with Intel Atom Cedar Trail processors. The company also unveiled a new product design for its Eee PC laptops that drops the old “seashell” case design and replaces it with a “flare” design. But the company […]

Acer Aspire One D270 netbook with Cedar Trail chip coming soon

We already knew that Acer would be one of the first companies to bring a netbook with an Intel Atom Cedar Trail processor to market in 2012. Now it looks like a few retailers have jumped the gun and posted product pages in advance of an actual product announcement. Notebook Italia spotted a few European […]

Intel Atom Cedar Trail chips benchmarks show modest improvements

Intel’s Atom processors have never been speed demons. They weren’t meant to be. Instead, these are low power chips designed to offer long battery life and modest performance that’s good enough for basic computing tasks. They’re also designed to be cheap, which is why they’ve been the popular choice for PC companies building low-cost netbooks. […]

Intel Atom N2600 Cedarview chip details leaked

More details on Intel’s upcoming Cedar Trail platform for low power Atom chips are emerging. Fudzilla reports that the Intel Atom N2600 processor will be a 32nm 1.6 GHz dual core processor with a TDP of 3.5 watts. Like most Atom chips, the N2600 will reportedly support hyperthreading, which means that the dual core processor […]

Intel Atom N2800 chips may support up to 4GB of RAM

Most Intel Atom chips on the market today support up to 2GB of memory — but most netbooks ship with 1GB of RAM, because that’s the only way to qualify for a low cost Windows 7 Starter license at the moment. But Fudzilla is reporting that there could be a shakeup in the Atom-based notebook […]