HP has reportedly placed an order for an unknown quantity of with VIA’s low-power Nano processors for upcoming computers that may include its netbooks. This according to DigiTimes
, who also claims VIA confirmed it recently landed orders for the chip but refused to reveal the buyer besides saying it is a “first-tier notebook vendor.”
What system will use the new chip is publicly unknown for now, but many speculate that the order is for an upgrade to the HP Mini-Note 2133, which currently uses the older C7-M processor. This seems very likely given that the Nano is pin-for-pin backward-compatible with the C7-M socket. However, a further possibility is that the new processor will be used in a 10-inch variant of the Mini-Note that is rumored to arrive in October.