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Intel rolls 32-nm Atom, preps 22-nm Ivy Bridge

12/28/2011 06:59 PM EST
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Sanborn84
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Sanborn84   1/4/2012 6:15:48 PM
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Does anyone off the top of their heads if the new ATOM processors with a built in GPU cores are Nvidia based? I'm having some real troubles with the AMD APU for my home theater PC because the AMD linux drivers are very weak.

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phoenixdave   1/2/2012 5:58:25 PM
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I have both a netbook and tablet, and at this point find that I need both. The tablet just isn't very user-friendly for standard tasks like word processing, spreadsheets, etc. via cloud applications and don't support Office-type internal software applications. The netbooks are essentially low-processing notebooks (when equipped with a hard drive) with great portability. I'm not sure how one with completely replace the other.

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yalanand   1/2/2012 11:21:46 AM
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I agree with you. This sounds attractive, I am sure this low cost will, attract new set of buyers.

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ReneCardenas   1/1/2012 12:51:15 AM
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Rick, Most Netbooks that I have shopped for lately, pack more than 1GHz CPUs and not that slow given that most are been shipped with Win7 32bit. Small is a feature that I like amd search for a device that lets me produce code not just consume it.

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ReneCardenas   1/1/2012 12:47:48 AM
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I would not call the netbook dead, since I am typing this note with one. However, I do agree the high volumes of yesterday, are not here any more, but I still see that the price point of below $200, is fertile territory for their survival. There are plenty of users for that sweet spot, including myself.

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wilber_xbox   12/30/2011 6:07:38 PM
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And i thought netbooks are dead already. But maybe this is just Intel saving its face for losing out to ARM in tablet and low power chips. How does this 32nm Intel's Atom chip compare to the existing ARM chips?

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rick merritt   12/29/2011 8:11:48 PM
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I agree. Netbooks have tended to be in the same price space as tablets and increasingly are seen as a less compelling device.

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goafrit   12/29/2011 6:49:47 PM
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Sometimes I ask this question: are you going this small just for Moore's sake or are we seeing value in it. Intel is a tech leader but the pursuit of an informal law does not make sense that much in some of their efforts. In about 2 Qs, netbook will make way for the tabs. It is just going to happen.

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KB3001   12/29/2011 2:19:47 PM
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Nobody around me is buying them!

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phoenixdave   12/29/2011 11:56:11 AM
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Interesting to see that netbooks are still surviving the "pad wars". Predictions were they were a flash-in-the pan.

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