Items tagged with Cedar Trail

Remember netbooks? If you haven't already been bitten by the Ultrabook bug and don't want to spend upwards of $700 on a higher end machine, next-generation netbooks built around Intel's Cedar Trail platform are finally starting to trickle out. Acer was one of the biggest players during the netbook's original run, and the company's all-new Aspire One D270 is now available for pre-order. Starting at $280, Acer's Aspire One D270 is a 10.1-inch netbook featuring an Intel Atom N2600 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 1GB of RAM, 320GB hard drive (5400 RPM), Intel GMA 3600 graphics, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, GbE... Read more...
MSI revealed a new Wind U180 ultra light netbook with Intel's latest Cedar Trail Atom processing platform. This netbook features twice the processing and display performance as the previous generation netbook. It also touts a battery life of eight hours. The Wind U180 measures less than one inch thick and weighs about 2.2 pounds. In addition to the new generation dual-core Intel Atom N2800 processor, the Wind U180 also supports DDR3 system memory. You'll also find a power-saving 10.1-inch LED backlit display with a response time of just 8 milliseconds in this netbook. MSI Wind U180 Netbook The... Read more...
Acer's Aspire One D270 netbook will be one of the first to hit the ground running around Intel's Cedar Trail platform, and if the number of impatient vendors who have started listing the netbook ahead of its official release are any indication, we can surmise the D270 will land very soon. Notebook Italia spotted a whole bunch of European vendors tossing up D270 product pages, most of which have it priced at around 250 euros (about $325 USD). But it's not just showing up in Europe. Adorama, a store in New York City best known for its photography equipment, is also listing the D270, priced at $280... Read more...
Intel's overall revenues continue to be excellent, but the company's report was marred by the continuing slump of Atom sales. Intel's Atom business slumped 32 percent year on year, total revenue in that segment was just $269 million in the third quarter. Sales have reportedly taken a hit from the increasing popularity of tablets and by manufacturers turning to AMD. Digitimes reports that vendors have looked to Sunnyvale to boost sales as the company's APUs are cheaper and offer better performance. Other companies are bumping up netbook features and moving to 12" screens while keeping a $399 price... Read more...
Microsoft's Build conference kicks off tomorrow and is expected to present world+dog with our first panoramic view of Windows 8, including details on the OS's embedded virtualization technology (baked into all versions), its improved boot times, native USB 3 support, and a host of other technologies. Several companies will be on-hand to demonstrate Windows 8 tablets and devices as well--including a rumored Samsung tablet that'll be powered by Intel hardware, rather than the ARM-based equipment that's grabbed headlines throughout 2011. Any prototype Samsung devices will likely feature Intel's upcoming... Read more...
Intel's results for the second quarter of 2011 are a model of strong execution, high performance, and continued market dominance. So much so, in fact, that writing these reports has actually become a teensy bit boring. (Note to Intel: We expect precious little sympathy.) The nature of some of the records has changed, and a few key figures have fluctuated, but if you don't care about the details you can stop reading now, secure in the knowledge that Intel spent Q2 earning revenue hand over fist.  Intel reported $13 billion in revenue this past quarter, up $2.3 billion and 21 percent from Q2... Read more...
One thing you can't really say about Intel's Atom processors is that they're expensive. If they were, netbooks would cost a lot more than they do, people would stop buying them, and the market would cease to exist, as least as we know it. Be that as it may, Intel's next generation of Atom chips will cost even less than they already do, and by a wide margin. According to reports, Intel plans to charge around $42 to $47 for the CPUs to be used in the company's upcoming Cedar Trail platform. That's a drop of up to about 50 percent compared to the price of existing Atom N4xx and N5xx processors, which... Read more...