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Intel officially launches dual-core Atom N570 processor

Intel has announced the release of its second dual-core Atom chip for netbooks. The Atom N570 is a slight variation of the N550 dual core chip offering higher clock speeds without any major change in power consumption. Specifically, the dual-core…

Microsoft pushes Intel for 16-core Atom processor

Microsoft has reportedly asked Intel to create a 16-core Atom processor that would be used in the company's servers. Speaking at The Linley Group Data Center Conference, Microsoft engineer Dileep Bhandarkar suggests that Intel's Xeon chips require too much power…

MSI announces fanless Atom-based SFF motherboard

MSI has unveiled a new Atom-based small form factor motherboard that touts a fanless design. The I3-945GSE-D requires absolutely no fans to operate comfortably, making it an ideal solution for use in custom enclosures and embedded applications. Since the board…

Habey launches HTPC with dual-core Atom, Ion 2

Folks dying to pull the trigger on a new HTPC have another candidate to ponder: Habey's ENT-6564. The company's latest compact desktop wants a seat in your living room, packing Intel's 1.66GHz dual-core D510 processor along with Nvidia's Ion 2…

Acer readies Aspire One D255 with dual-core N550 Atom

Acer is preparing to ship its $330 Aspire One D255, putting it among the first netbooks available with Intel's new Atom N550. The 1.5GHz chip is the first dual-core Atom specifically aimed at portable devices, and along with an additional…

Intel offers new Atom processors, opens AppUp store

In addition to the second generation of Core processors and the next-generation Xeon architecture announced yesterday, Intel has introduced a pair of new Atom processors and announced the full launch of an application store for Atom devices.

Boxee Box drops Tegra 2 for Atom, preorders open

In a last minute decision, Boxee has decided to power its upcoming set-top device with an Intel chip instead of Nvidia's second-generation Tegra SoC. Apparently, the Tegra 2 just couldn't cut it in the lab. "The major problem we had…

Dual-core Atom netbooks by Asus, Gigabyte, Lenovo surface

The race is on for netbook manufacturers to ship systems with Intel's new dual-core Atom N550 processor, and it seems Asus, Gigabyte, Lenovo, LG, MSI, Samsung and Toshiba are barreling toward the finish line. Asus' Eee PC 1015PEM is expected…

Asus intros feature-packed Atom board for HTPC builders

Looking to build a small HTPC without breaking the bank? Take a look at Asus' feature-packed AT5IONT-I. This mini-ITX form factor motherboard comes bundled with the recently introduced dual-core Atom D525 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, running alongside Intel's NM10 Express…