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Intel ships Atom N280 processor

Electronista writes:

"Intel has begun shipping a enhanced version of its ultra-compact Atom processor, according to an announcement. The N280 is technically a single-core processor, but is being paired with a GN40 chipset, whose notebook-level GMA4000 graphics help to decode HD video at resolutions up to 720p. HD typically places a high burden on miniature processors, which are often saddled with low clock speeds and inadequate graphics hardware."

"The N280 is presently slated to run ASUS' Eee PC 1000HE netbook, which should ship at an unknown date for approximately $399. The system may require special cooling however, as use of the GN40 is said to push power consumption up from 8W to 16.5W."

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