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Intel Atom Cedar Trail chips to offer greater performing netbooks for 2012

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Pine Trail, Cedar Trail Intel Atom processors

Intel’s third-generation Atom chips intended for netbooks have started to ship and the company says products with Cedar Trail chips will debut in early 2012.   The first netbooks are expected from the usual players such as Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba

Prices will remain steady for new netbooks are expected to start at 199 pounds, with higher prices for those netbooks with advanced features such as touchscreen displays.

The new Cedar Trail processors support 1080p HD video playback and use about 20 percent less power which Intel says will allow netbooks with Cedar Trail chips will offer up to 10 hours of battery life.  The new chips also support Intel’s Wireless Display technology and new features to speed up resume from sleep and connect to the internet more quickly.

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