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    News - Intel announces dual-core netbook CPU

    New Atom chips start showing up in netbooks immediately.
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    Re: News - Intel announces dual-core netbook CPU

    So will windows 7 start let you have six things open at a time now?

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    Re: News - Intel announces dual-core netbook CPU

    Awesome, so when flash video playback ruins one CPU core, I can use the other to close the problem tab quicker?

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    Re: News - Intel announces dual-core netbook CPU

    Didn't we already have a dual-core atom since 2008 in the form of the atom 330 ?

    Not entirely sure why the 330 was so underused in netbooks (*)
    especially as the power consumption is often the chipset more than the cpu itself.

    I swapped a single core revo to its dual core version,
    and the difference is much more than benchmarks show.

    (*) apart from intel not allowing a 330 based laptop to be called a netbook !
    maybe they also effectively banned OEMS from using 330s...
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    Re: News - Intel announces dual-core netbook CPU

    I think you answered your own question. MS also provided windows at a reduced rate for netbook use. So if you can't call it a netbook you end up paying more for Windows making your budget mini laptop more expensive than the competition by a significant margin. Not what you want to do in a very competitive market. Doing that you may as well just go for a CULV setup.

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