Tired of that dusty old Atom processor in your netbook? Well good news; the next generation of ultra-portable computing is on its way. According to PC World Intel has confirmed that they will start shipping out their new Pineview processors for netbooks and nettops during Q4 of 2009. The first devices packing this new processor could be out in stores as early as Q1 of 2010.
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Replacing Atom with Pineview will allow manufacturers to reduce the size of their products by a substantial amount. Pineview has integrated graphics and memory controllers built into the CPU, which means it is up to 70% smaller than its Atom predecessor. This means that new Pineview netbooks will be faster, smaller, and use up less power.
As a spot of extra good news, the integrated Pineview chips are also less expensive than their Atom fore bearers, which means a less costly next generation of devices. It's hard not to love Intel when they keep making such pretty things. Thanks for the new chips, guys!