The side of the family that's gotten the most attention so far is the 1.6GHz Atom N270, formerly called Diamondville
. This chip is the heart of Intel's netbook platform, an Atom processor paired with Intel's 945GSE Express chip set and intended for use in small, portable laptops, like Asustek Computer's Eee PC and Acer's Aspire One.
While most other specifications will be similar to the 901, another major difference is that the Eee PC 904 and 905 will have a bigger keyboard to make typing more convenient.They will also adopt Intel Atom processors (formerly called Diamondville
) that were specifically designed for low-cost laptop PCs, ultramobile PCs, Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and other small devices aimed at connecting to the Internet.Asustek Computer plans to keep the competition alive by releasing the new models at a similar price range as the Eee PC 900 and 901, eventually replacing them.
These simple, low-cost Internet-centric devices will be powered by Intel's new purpose-built low power architecture, forthcoming "Diamondville
" Intel Atom processors and unique transistor and manufacturing process that is perfectly suited for this new market opportunity.
The company said the new chips, previously codenamed Silverthorne and Diamondville
, will be produced on its 45nm process, with hi-k metal gate technology, and will offer a TDP specification in 0.6-2.5 watt range and scale to 1.8GHz speeds, depending on customer requirement.
Detailed circulation totals listed in the final pages showed 182 Sunday subscribers in Indianapolis; 216 in Shreveport, La.; 170 in Clovis, N.M.; 201 in Corsicana, Texas; 109 in New York City; 35 in Tollerburg, Colo.; and 25 in Diamondville