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- New netbooks at CES
- Dave U. Random
January 8, 2010, 8:46 pm
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The biggest PC trend of 2009 was the tiny netbook, and all
the major manufacturers are releasing their latest updates
at CES this week. The biggest change for 2010 is the use
(pretty much right across the board) of Intel's newest Atom
processor. Part of Intel's Pine Trail chip line, the N450's
processor speed remains the same as last year's top-of-the-
line N280 processor at 1.66 GHz, but it increases the front-
side bus speed to 667 MHz. But more than speed, the N450
helps to increase the battery life in this year's crop of
netbooks by incorporating the memory and graphics
controllers onto the processor...
For the most part, the basic specs on the new crop of
netbooks are very similar. In addition to the N450
processor, you get a 10-inch screen, typically 160 or 250
GB hard drive, 1 GB of RAM, and either Windows XP or
Windows 7 Starter operating system. What separates them are
the extras--from design flourishes to added battery life...
Re: New netbooks at CES
Dave U. Random typed on Fri, 8 Jan 2010 21:46:35 +0100 (CET):
Interesting! While my Gateway M465e isn't a notebook, but it has a claim
of 7 hours of battery life. Although I don't see that much. I guess I
have to buy a high compacity main battery and an optional second battery
to see that much.
Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 2 of 3 - Windows XP SP3
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