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Intel shows off netbook/notebook roadmap

Pineview and Calpella
By: Sean Kalinich | Laptops News | Posted: May 12, 2009 4:42 pm

Intel has laid out its plans for the netbook and the notebook according to the gang over at Engadget.


For the most part things look the same for the netbook until Pineview arrives with the N280/GN40 combo most likely being dropped.


For thin and light notebook Intel's Calpella is the next big thing but will arrive a little late for the back-to-school buying season.


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Intel shows off netbook/notebook roadmap


with Intel announcing that it's even thinking about retiring the newer Atom N280 processor and GN40 chipset entirely, leaving the older and more common N270 with its 945GSE as the main choice until September, when the new Pineview Atom chips might finally hit production. The company is also creating a whitebox N270-based 8.9-inch netbook that it's shopping around to resellers, again not doing any favors to fans of variety. Moving up to skinny 12- to 13-inch notebooks, Intel is still pushing its CULV architecture, and has its dual-core Calpella platform poised for inclusion in anything with a targeted MSRP of $1,200 and above -- and a release date sometime after the third quarter


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