Intel has released its new Cedar Trail line of Atom chips touting the range to offer better performance than previous Atom chips while retaining power-sipping properties which has made the Atom line the choice for netbooks.
According to Intel, the Cedar Trail Atom line has twice the graphics processing power and 18 percent better computing performance compared to the previous generation of Atom processors. The Cedar Trail Atoms consumer less power because of their 32-nanometer architecture.
Nonetheless, Cedar Trail Atom CPUs retains the Atom family’s low-power consumption qualities.
According to reports, Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Samsung and Toshiba are anticipated to release Cedar Trail CPU-equipped netbooks this month or later within the current quarter.
For example, according to Notebook Italia, some retailers in Europe already include the Acer Aspire One D270 price in their price lists.
The D270 is reportedly shipping with Windows 7 Starter, 1GB RAM, 320GB HDD, and either a 3- or 6-cell battery. The Acer netbook is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N2600 Cedar Trail CPU, the report notes.
Meanwhile, another Notebook Italia report says that Asus will launch a refreshed upcoming Asus Eee PC Flare line which will likely get the option of running either the 1.6GHz N2600 or the 1.86GHz N2800 Cedar Trail Atoms or both. The Eee PC Flare line used to be powered by the Atom N455 CPU. The line is offered in a 12-inch-screened variant and a 10-inch-screened variant.
Aside from the new Cedar Trail news for the new Eee PC Flare line from Asus, no details were shared by Notebook Italia but Asus will most likely share those details in the upcoming CES 2012 in Las Vegas next week.
Lenovo will also offer the Lenovo Ideapad S110, according to NewTechnik, which will also feature the 1.6GHz N2600 Cedar Trail Atom CPU. It’s already available via ProVantage. The Ideapad S110 206932U ProVantage is offering has the N2600 Cedar Trail Atom, 1GB RAM, 320GB HDD, USB 3.0 port, Wi-Fi, Windows 7 Starter and optional built-in 3G and 2MP camera.
Meanwhile, Notebook.de is already taking preorders of the MSI Wind U180-N2813W7S which is powered by the 1.86GHz N2800 Cedar Trail Atom CPU. The site reveals the details for the new MSI Wind netbook: 1GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7 Starter, HDMI, 0.3MP Cam, 6-cell battery and the faster GMA3650 GPU (an advantaged of the N2800 Cedar Trail Atom).
HP, Samsung and Toshiba are also expected to launch netbooks powered by the Intel Cedar Trail Atom CPUs in the near future.
Intel’s release of the Cedar Trail Atom CPU line comes after news that the silicon giant’s new Clover Trail CPUs will be the company’s first effort for the much-awaited Windows 8 tablets expected to be released during the second half of the year.