The Commodore name still just about lives on, even though the original owners have long since left the factory. The latest product to carry the once-great computing name is the PC64 — an all-in-one Atom PC in a C64 case.
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Another piece of the rocket-powered Bloodhound 1609km/h car jigsaw has popped into place, with chip-maker Intel announcing it'll be providing the car's brain. But rather than using the company's top-spec chips, Bloodhound will be powered using cheap Intel Atoms.
Intel revealed its new line of Atom processors today, including the "Pineview" nettop-centred ones we saw benchmarked earlier. What do they have to offer? A smaller footprint, better efficiency and not a lot more power.
When Apple killed Atom processor support in the Snow Leopard 10.6.2 update, it was one of the first times they'd actively tried to stop hobbyist hackintoshing. It was also sort of a dick move! Luckily, it's not going to stick.
Leaks from the Pine Tree Pine Nut Pine Trail roadmap from Intel suggests that going forward, certain Atom processors will support 2GB of RAM, a jump from the previous 1GB max instituted by Intel as a measure to prevent cannibalisation between netbooks and processors in middle tiers.
At the Intel Developer Forum last week, a lot of the buzz on the demo floor was around new Atom hardware. There were the requisite netbooks and EeeClones floating around, but it seemed like peculiar little quasi-computers, or palmtop Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) stole the show. Sure, it's impressive to see a full, net-connected Vista or Ubuntu desktop running on something the size of a Sega Game Gear, but who exactly is supposed to buy these?
A few days ago we brought you the news that HP was horning in on Asus’ Eee PC racket; now it looks like MSI might be joining the fray as well. At CeBIT, it is showing off the MSI Wind, a subnotebook very much in the style of the Eee.