Intel has been a joy to the world of NETBOOK, the reason is that they are starting to sell the new Intel Atom N280 processors earlier than expected, but much earlier, around 6 months in advance.
The new Intel Atom N280 is the update to the N270, the processor that basically have all the ultra, the new version reaches a speed of 1.66GHz and a 667MHz bus, compared to 1.6GHz/544MHz the N270. This in a language that all understand is the possibility to watch video in 720p and can encode video directly from a PC.
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