Intel Launches Dual-Core Atom Processors
The chip maker gave the green light to dual-core Atom processors shipments. The base price for computer manufacturers was of $43 a piece.
September 23, 2008
The model was unveiled by Intel back in March this year. The processor was supposed to carry on the line previously held by the A100 and A110 processors and become the best choice for netbooks.
According to analysts, netbooks is the generic name for any lightweight PC with screen size of 10 inches or less and a price tag reading less than $500. Such devices are moft often targeted as email and web surfing machines, as well as cheap systems for students, even though the small keyboard and screen might be a turn off for those looking to do a lot of writing.
Intel's release comes just in time. Market researcher Gartner already announced that the small notebook market is expanding: 5.2 million units are expected to ship worldwid this, with 2009 expected to see a shipment of over 8 million units.