Compared to ultrathin laptops, netbooks are designed for Web surfing and to run basic applications like word processing software.
If Dell's product is an indicator, prices of ultrathin laptops, which are currently in the range of $500 and above, are set to drop, said Roger Kay, president of Endpoint Technologies Associates.
The Neo chip was designed to run lower-end products, like ultrathin laptops
that promise full functionality at lower prices than more traditional PCs.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is getting ready to put Neo chips in low-power desktop products, upping the ante in its battle with rival Intel, which offers processors for similar devices.<p>AMD originally designed Neo for products like ultrathin laptops
, thin and light laptops that can deliver full functionality at affordable prices.
Lines could blur further when new ultrathin laptops
priced between $500 and $800 make an impact, Jacobs said.
<p>AMD has developed the low-power Athlon Neo chips for PCs called ultrathin laptops
, which are pricier than netbooks but offer better processing and graphics performance.
<p>The SU2700 is the among the first in a new line of low-power chips that Intel will supply for these ultrathin laptops
. The single-core processor runs at 1.3GHz and includes 2MB of cache.
screens.<p>The SU2700 is the among the first in a new line of low-power chips that Intel will supply for these ultrathin laptops
. The single-core processor runs at 1.3GHz and includes 2MB of cache.<p>The ultrathin laptops
are different from what Intel refers to as ultraportable laptops.
AMD earlier in the month launched Athlon Neo for ultrathin laptops
. <p>But company executives say that's unlikely."We'll continue to sell the Geode line of products, but as far as are we going to be bringing out a new core microarchitecture specifically targeted at that space -- no, we won't be doing that.
Neo chips are designed for thin and light laptops with screens between 10 inches and 14 inches, which AMD categorizes as "ultrathin laptops
." <p>Based on Intel's current Core microarchitecture, the new chips will fit into small spaces and use less power than existing Core 2 Duo chips.