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Intel's Cedar Trail-M to be Released in December

Originally scheduled for a September release, Digitimes reports that the chips, aimed at netbooks, were delayed due to weak demand and will now be rolled in December. Other reports claim that Intel was forced to push out the release by three months due to problems with Cedar Trail-M's graphics driver.

Digitimes's sources said that despite the rapid decline in demand, there is still a substantial netbook market to pursue. However, those sales may only be achievable in emerging markets. Asus and Acer will be the only two Cedar Trail-M customers, the publication stated.

The N2600 will have a core frequency of 1.6 to 1.86 GHz and a TDP of less than 3.5 watts. The N2800 will feature clocks speeds of 1.86 to 2.13 GHz and a TDP of less than 6.5 watts. The N2600 will reportedly consume less than 1.1 watts of power on average.

  • zorky9
    Not really. It's Asus and Acer that have significant presence in emerging markets.
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  • marclee37
    release some more powerful models the demand will come, it is still 1.6ghz so how is its difference from the very original n280? ppl who already bought netbook don't have great reasons to upgrade their netbooks. do the coming netbooks still have 2gb ram limitation on it? make something that meets people's need please. tablet is not good for inputing text, i would rather stick with netbook, use it as a complement to desktop is good.
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  • GreaseMonkey_62
    9330357 said:
    release some more powerful models the demand will come, it is still 1.6ghz so how is its difference from the very original n280? ppl who already bought netbook don't have great reasons to upgrade their netbooks. do the coming netbooks still have 2gb ram limitation on it? make something that meets people's need please. tablet is not good for inputing text, i would rather stick with netbook, use it as a complement to desktop is good.
    I agree. There is not much difference between my 3 year old netbook and a netbook I could buy today. The big difference is that they have 10" screens now (I have 8") and some models have HDMI out. Unless it has an AMD APU and can have more than 2 gigs of RAM there is not much reason I would buy a new one.
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  • jimmysmitty
    marclee37release some more powerful models the demand will come, it is still 1.6ghz so how is its difference from the very original n280? ppl who already bought netbook don't have great reasons to upgrade their netbooks. do the coming netbooks still have 2gb ram limitation on it? make something that meets people's need please. tablet is not good for inputing text, i would rather stick with netbook, use it as a complement to desktop is good.
    You forget Atoms main design goal, low power consumption.

    Cedar Trail is 32nm, current is 45nm, has a integrated GPU that will fully support Blu-Ray 2.0 and full 1080P. It will also sport DP, enable much lower TDPs that can allow a fanless design and as well longer battery life.
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  • theuniquegamer
    Next news
    Ivy bridge delayed to Q4 2012
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  • jamie_1318
    The reason is probably duel core on a much lower Power usage. That said a 1.6GHz single core CPU will still be botlenecked be the HD most of the time. Especially for the typical things you would do on a netbook and with cheap Hard Drives they ship with.
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  • de5_Roy
    who carees about atom :P release ivy bridge already
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  • Vladislaus
    marclee37release some more powerful models the demand will come, it is still 1.6ghz so how is its difference from the very original n280? ppl who already bought netbook don't have great reasons to upgrade their netbooks. do the coming netbooks still have 2gb ram limitation on it? make something that meets people's need please. tablet is not good for inputing text, i would rather stick with netbook, use it as a complement to desktop is good.Since when is a MHz figure the definitive performance indicator? In your perspective a Pentium IV 3.8 GHZ should be just a little slower than the top of the line i7-3960X. There's a lot more to a CPU performance than a simple MHz figure. Also N280 is a single core CPU while the N2600 is a dual core CPU.
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  • danwat1234
    Intel Atom Cedar trail I bet is still slower than a Pentium M Dothan clock for clock, core against core.
    Too slow.
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  • DjEaZy
    ... AMD APU 4 the win... because of the GPU...
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