Intel Atom N270 To Continue Powering Netbooks

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Intel Atom N270 To Continue Powering Netbooks

According to a DigiTimes report, Intel is planning to delay the launch of its next-gen Atom N450 processor to the first quarter of next year. The current Atom N270 will continue playing a major role in the netbook market through the end of 2009 and into 2010; it is significantly cheaper than the N450. Intel has reportedly so far received only a small amount of N450 orders. A major reason for the delay is the company’s concern that the N450-based netbook sales could eat into sales of ultra-thin notebooks and notebooks based on its next-generation platform.

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