The bad news: Intel's new dual-core Atom processors won't be appreciably more powerful than what's in your netbook now. The good news: a Pine Trail netbook reference design Intel introduced today at Computex is only slightly thicker than an iPhone.
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Intel is moving from conifers to deciduous trees as inspiration for its next Atom Z-series platform, if PC Watch is correct. The Z-series is residing in netbooks and ultra-portables such as the Vaio P from Sony, but with Moorestown not compatible with Windows it makes sense Intel would need a new processor.
With the Lenovo laptop/netbook CES leak still fresh in our minds, let us consider Toshiba and Gateway this afternoon, and the netbooks we now know they'll be bringing to the show as well.
Digitimes has it from one of their annoying anonymous, sometimes accurate "industry insiders" that Intel's next-gen Pine Trail Atom processors, which boast built-in GPUs and memory controllers for slightly improved graphics performance and massively improved battery life, will ship in Q4, in October at the earliest.