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!
- Founded 1976
- Overview Acer is a hardware and electronics corporation that offers a range of hardware products and e-business services to businesses and consumers. Acer’s product portfolio includes desktop and laptop PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones, home network solutions, projectors, and peripherals. Acer’s ICT solutions and services include information security management, mobility …
- Location Taipei, T'ai-pei
- Categories Consumer Electronics, Hardware + Software
- Website http://www.acer-group.com/public
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- Founded 1969
- Overview Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is a semiconductor company that designs and develops graphics, processors, and media solutions for both commercial and consumer markets. The company’s products portfolio includes desktop graphics, laptop graphics, professional graphics, desktop processors, laptop and tablet processors, server processors, embedded processors, chipsets, and solid state drives (SSD). Its …
- Location Sunnyvale, CA
- Categories Video Games, Hardware, Software
- Website http://www.amd.com
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- Founded 1968
- Overview Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through PC client group, data center group, other Intel architecture, software and services, and other segments. The company’s platforms are used in various computing applications such as notebooks, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, automobile infotainment systems, automated …
- Location Santa Clara, CA
- Categories Hardware, Software
- Website http://www.intel.com
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