The tablet hasn’t killed off the netbook, according to the latest news from Intel. It’s announced the availability of the latest Intel Atom processors, which had previously been code-named ‘Cedar Trail’.
From early next year, manufacturers including Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and Toshiba are expected to produce netbooks that can handle 1080p high-definition video playback and Blu-Ray content. These next-generation netbooks could also offer up to 10 hours of battery life, with power consumption cut by 20% when compared to the previous platform.
The dual-core Intel Atom processor N2600 and Intel Atom processor N2800 will support a range of netbook operating systems including Windows, MeeGo and Tizen.