There’s word that Acer may well release a nettop, sort of a headless netbook, without the Intel Atom processor early next year. It’s not that Acer is tired of the Atom or anything, but because sales of its Aspire series of netbooks are doing so well that the company doesn’t want to jeopardize the supply of Atom processors. So, it’s reportedly looking at using processors from the likes of AMD and VIA Technologies.
Or, if the supply turns out to be in tip-top shape, Acer might just continue with the Atom.
And maybe after that we’ll find out exactly who nettops are designed for!