I know there are people waiting to to get one...
... but it will not happend.
Intel has been talking about dual core Atom and always saying it's for nettops.
It has 8w TDP compared to 2.5w on N270 so it gives about 25% less battery life on the current netbooks.
But that's not all:
I just got info that Intel will not let oems to use it on netbooks
More about that later.
... So if you were waiting for one, stop waiting and buy something that is available.
UPDATE: I got my info from a OEM that is making Atom based netbooks. They don't want me to publish who they are.
.. Intel said to them that they don't sell Atom 330 for netbooks.
.. 25% less battery life figure came from them.. Atom 330 uses more power than Atom N270 on any use
.. Atom 330 would need much more cooling -> size/weight and price problems
.. they also say that Intel Atom 330 is not even compatible with the platforms used with N270, as it is made for desktops. ( I didn't get info about the actual difference )
My thoughts: Atom 330 is for desktop use ( nettops ) and Intel doesn't want it on mobile systems , but there could be a Atom N330 with lower TDP .. for netbooks. But as it hasn't been even announced yet, it might take some time.
So.. if you ask me should you wait for dual core Atom netbook, I'd have to say no.
Monday, September 22, 2008