Progress is inevitable, especially in the world of silicon. According to Digitimes, Intel will be replacing most of its processor line that's meant for ultra-thin and light laptops.
Later in this quarter, Intel will be moving most of the CULV chips to dual-core offerings. The top-end Core 2 Duo SU9000 will be kept, but chips below it, the Core 2 Solo SU3000 and the Pentium SU2000, will become Core 2 Duo offerings.
The entry-level Celeron 700, however, will also remain to become the lowest-cost option in the segment.
Intel will also be refreshing the Intel Atom platform for netbooks, but despite the chipmaker's insistence that it'll be released this year, OEMs project that actual product will be available in the first quarter of 2010.
Ok, real comment:
Dual cores should be mandatory these days, even for netbooks if they can manage it. Most software at least expects there to be two cores to work with. A lot of it is still geared towards single cores but it still hurts multi-tasking if you don't have a dual these days.
i have to agree. Most programs these day use dual core cpus.