Intel apparently backing off low-resolution netbook rules

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Hot damn, netbooks are about to get a bit more useful. Apparently Intel has backed off on the whole low-resolution netbook screen thing. Previously, computers containing N-series Intel processors (Atom N270, N280, etc.) could only have screen resolutions up to 1024×600.

Then came the introduction of Sony’s VAIO W netbook last week. It contained all the standard 10-inch netbook features, except for a nice 1366×768 display versus the dumpy 1024×600 mainstay that’s been plaguing netbooks since their inception.

Perhaps it’s the looming competition from AMD and VIA or the fact that the netbook/notebook line continues to blur more and more. Whatever the case, consumers win.

[via Register Hardware]

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