Intel announced today that a dozen of new netbooks based on its new mobile dual-core Intel Atom processors are available in stores today.
The netbooks ? available now and through the end of the year from manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, MSI, and Toshiba ? enable new levels of support for applications like games, as well as Adobe Flash technology for access to a number of Web pages including online hotel booking systems and multimedia sites such as YouTube and Hulu.
Intel's dual core Atoms include the new N550 (1.5GHz, L2 1MB, TDP 8.5W, 45nm, integrated graphics), as well as the already launched D525 (1.8GHz, L2 1MB, TDP 13W, 45nm, integrated graphics) and the D510 (1.66GHz, L2 1MB, TDP 13W, 45nm, integrated graphics) models. They all support Intel Hyper-Treading and Execute Disable Bit technologies, with the N550 model to also support Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology.
The dual-core Intel Atom processor N550, offers users Internet access on the go with a more responsive experience in the same compact form factor, DDR3 memory support and similar battery life as the single-core Intel Atom processor N450.
New netbooks based on dual-core Intel Atom chips arrive in stores today and are available at a variety of price points.