Intel officially launches the Atom N570 dual core chip

Computer makers have been showing off netbooks with Intel Atom N570 chips for the past few months, but Intel has finally gotten around to officially introducing the new chip. As expected, it’s a slight variation on the Atom N550 dual core chip offering slightly higher clock speeds without any major change in power consumption. Th […]

Gigabyte Booktop M1005 dual core netbook gets the hands-on treatment

The Gigabyte M1005 is the second “Booktop” style netbook from Gigabyte. That means that while the device looks like a typical netbook at first glance, you can close the lid and stand up the laptop in a docking station, plug in a keyboard, mouse and display and use it like a desktop computer. What sets […]

MSI Wind U160MX dual core netbook unboxed

The MSI Wind U160MX is a new version of the Wind U160 netbook MSI first introduced over a year ago. But there’s one key difference: The U160X is available with either a single or a dual core Atom processor. The folks at Notebook Italia got their hands on the new MSI Wind U160MX and have […]

Asus gives the Eee PC 1008P a dual core upgrade… in Germany

While Asus, like most PC makers, is expected to unveil a new line of netbooks and other computers at CES next month, the company currently appears to be going through its current lineup and offering a few spec bumps here and there. The folks at noticed that the Eee PC 1008P, for instance, has […]

Unboxing the Asus Eee PC 1015PN dual core netbook with ION graphics

The Asus Eee PC 1015PN is a 10 inch netbook with a dual core Intel Atom N550 processor and next-generation NVIDIA ION graphics. While it doesn’t have the same ION chip found in nettops and larger laptop computers, it should have more than enough power to handle 1080p HD video playback and some 3D graphics […]

Jolicloud Linux demo shows 720p Flash video playback with an Atom N550 chip

When the folks at Jolicloud announced that version 1.1 of the company’s Linux-based operating system would add support for 720p HD YouTube video playback and 1080p local HD video playback on a netbook with a dual core Intel Atom N550 processor, plenty of people were skeptical. While we still haven’t seen the 1080p promise turned […]