Intel officially unveils Atom N435 chip for low cost netbooks

Intel has officially introduced a new low power Atom N435 processor for budget netbooks. Intel’s announcement comes a few days after we started seeing mini-laptops with the chip including the Asus Eee PC X101 $200 netbook and a new version of the Lenovo IdeaPad S100. PC World reports that Acer will also offer a netbook […]

Gigabyte T1000 convertible netbook with Pine Trail CPU coming soon

Taiwanese PC maker Gigabyte briefly added a product page to its web site for a new convertible tablet-stylenetbook called the T1000 today. And then it removed the page. Fortunately, you can still see Google’s cached version of the page. The Gigabyte T1000 looks like an upgraded version of the Gigabyte T1028X TouchNote. Like the TouchNote […]

The Pine Trail nettops are coming soon… along with NVIDIA ION 2

Over the past month or so we’ve seen a number of PC makers introduce new netbooks with Intel’s latest Atom N450 Pine Trail processors. But what about the desktop equivalents? Asus, MSI, ASRock, Zotac, Shuttle, and a number of other nettop makers are still selling mini-desktop PCs with Intel Atom 230 and 330 processors which […]

Jolicloud netbook OS working on Pine Trail, VIA C7-M support

The folks at Jolicloud are pretty serious about making sure that their netbook-centric operating system works on every mini-laptop on the market. The team already has an impressive list of compatible devices. And it’s about to grow longer. Jolicloud posted a message on Twitter this morning indicating that the developers are working on compatibility with […]