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  • New Atom N450 CPU due in October

    New Atom N450 CPU due in October

    Up and at them! Guess what's coming this Rocktober? New Atom CPU. The N450 will replace the N270, according to DigiTimes. The N270 will still be available to manufacturers until the first half of next year but the N450 will start appearing later this year for a nice, technological cross-fade, if you will. Read More

  • Intel details next-generation 'Pine Trail' Atom platform, intros updated 'Moblin' UI

    Intel details next-generation 'Pine Trail' Atom platform, intros updated 'Moblin' UI

    Intel just held a teleconference outlining some information on its next Atom platform, code-named "Pine Trail" and introduced a new beta version of its "Moblin" user interface for upcoming Atom-based netbooks, nettops, MIDs, embedded systems, and in-vehicle entertainment systems. Here are some notes from the call... Read More

  • You down with OPDS? Yeah, you know us!

    You down with OPDS? Yeah, you know us!

    So eBooks are the Next Big Thing, and soon we'll all be reading eBooks exclusively. How, though, will we find new eBooks? It's not like there's a unified standard for organizing and displaying catalogs of eBooks available for purchase on any device capable of displaying an eBook. If only someone would create such a standard! If I did it, I would call it "Open Publication Distribution System" and I… Read More

  • Intel celebrates the Atom's 1st B-Day with two new chips

    Intel celebrates the Atom's 1st B-Day with two new chips

    The Intel Atom had a great first year. There probably wasn't a day on CrunchGear where we didn't announce or talk about a random gadget powered by the the Intel CPU. The new models keep on rolling too, with two new options announced today. One, bumps the CPU into previously unavailable speeds, and the other should find its way into MIDs. Read More

  • Atom CPU to get bumped to 2GHz?

    Atom CPU to get bumped to 2GHz?

    Next month may bring a new and improved Atom chip from Intel in the 2GHz Z550. The CPU features low 2.4-watt power consumption, 512KB of level-2 cache, and a 533MHz frontside bus. It’s expected to be pretty close to the currently-available 1.86GHz Z540, with the added bump in gigahertz. Read More

  • Atoms are, after all, the universal building block

    Atoms are, after all, the universal building block

    According to some, Intel is trying to focus its future business on their Atom processor, vying to get it included in anything that needs a CPU. Not servers, of course: Intel will keep pushing its Xeon CPUs for servers. Except for those instances where an Atom processor actually makes sense in a server... Read More

  • Lenovo eyeing Ion, VIA netbook platforms

    Lenovo eyeing Ion, VIA netbook platforms

    We may see Lenovo netbooks packing NVIDIA and VIA chips pretty soon here. Digitimes is reporting that “Lenovo plans to launch 11.6-inch and 12.1-inch netbooks combining Intel’s Atom processor and Nvidia’s Ion platform in the second quarter of this year.” Read More

  • VIA pumping up the next-gen Nano CPU

    VIA pumping up the next-gen Nano CPU

    The Intel Atom CPU is the golden processor of the netbook crowd but the next-gen VIA Nano might turn heads. The chip is set to drop some time in the middle of 2009 to help power the next round of netbooks. Read More

  • Intel to release 32nm Atom chip (‘Medfield’) in 2010

    Intel to release 32nm Atom chip (‘Medfield’) in 2010

    By this time next year, the line between netbooks, UMPCs, handhelds, palmtops, netblets, MIDs, and whichever other portable internet doodads you can think of might get all the more blurry with Intel’s 32-nanometer “Medfield” Atom chip. The current “Diamondville” chip is 45 nanometers, which is already pretty small. The Medfield chip is thought to be aimed more at the… Read More

  • Overclocking an Intel Atom in an MSI Wind to 2.38GHz

    Overclocking an Intel Atom in an MSI Wind to 2.38GHz

    Australia, land of kangaroos and terrible actors, must be beaming today, what with the news that someone there was able to overclock an Intel Atom processor to 2.38GHz. That’s the fastest we’ve ever seen an Atom run, as a matter of fact. Of course, getting the processor, found in an MSI Wind, to run that was quite the challenge, as it should be. Not since Frankenstein pieced together… Read More