VIA lands Nano CPU orders from HP?

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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.

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