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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Atom Z670 Ready And Willing

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/11/...or-for-tablets/

"Built using a 45nm manufacturing process, the Z670 runs at 1.5GHz and promises to support 1080p video with the aid of Intel's GMA 600 integrated graphics, while also keeping power consumption to a minimum and allowing for smaller, thinner, and fanless devices."

Intel seems to want to move the ultraportable x86 market at a glacial pace. The Z670 is an improvement. Woo hoo! Look! It can how handle 1080p video! If that is the biggest claim it can make, I worry about how incremental we can get. Next year, a new model Atom will come out that can decode 3D 1080p video. With AMD's APUs now out in the wild, providing some real competition, the only leverage I can see Intel having is branding and possibly manufacturing capacity. And that is only if the ARM behemonth does not come up and smack the bottom out from under the market.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Double Your Pleasure With Intel's New Atom

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/23/...lion-atom-netb/

"Intel first made mention of its upcoming dual-core Atom for netbooks back at Computex, and now it's making good on its promise with the ready-to-ship Atom N550. The chip operates at 1.5GHz, with 1MB of cache and support for DDR3 memory, and "similar" battery life to the Atom N450. Intel is billing it as a more "responsive" experience, which will make sense as a selling point to anyone who has attempted any serious multitasking on a netbook."

Netbooks helped breathe new life into the computing landscape. By offering small, lightweight laptops with "just enough" computing power, they opened up a whole new segment of the market. Times have changed, and computing requirements have gone up, albeit marginally. Mostly, it seems as if our expectations have grown, and Intel seems to have finally gotten the message. Dual core Atoms have existed for a while now, but they were more designed for nettops instead of netbooks, but the new N550 changes that. With dual-core Atom based netbooks, browsing Flash heavy pages or watching videos will be a bit snappier. Of course, the big question is whether dual-core Atoms are overkill, just like more powerful GPUs? I, for one, welcome out dual-core overlords.

Tags: hardware, intel, atom, n550

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