Intel Deems The Dual Core Atom 330 Too Hot For Netbooks

We’ve been curious as to why Intel decided to keep the N330 chip out of netbooks, and now we finally know: The chips are just too damn hot.

On top of those thermal issues, testing done by computer builder Haleron revealed that the N330 was also a killer on batteries in comparison to the, now used, two-chip N270 processor. Guess that explains why resellers have been trying to get rid of the N330 as quickly as possible. [Newswireless]