Codenamed Pineview, the new chip will give you roughly the same performance as the 1.66GHz N280 while consuming less power -- around 20% less according to Fudzilla. Bear in mind that these savings refer to the Pine Trail core components, not the entire netbook, so donít expect a massive increase in battery life.
The new platform integrates a microprocessor core, graphics processor, and north bridge functionality into a single piece of silicon, while a separate Tiger Point chipset will handle I/O operations. Besides drawing less power, the reduced number of chips should also result in a smaller package and overall cheaper platform, which won't necessarily translate into lower-cost netbooks. Prices are expected to remain at around $400 - $500.