Dual-Core Intel Atom N550 Available in Netbooks today

Intel has formally announced that as of today, a dozen new netbooks are available on the new dual-core Intel Atom N550 processors.

Intel Atom N550 “Pineview” Details:
– 64-bit, 45nm, with SSE3 and XD bit
– Dual-core, Hyper-Threading
– 1.5 GHz
– Built-in GPU is 200MHz, Maybe the Intel GMA 3150 or equivalent
– 2x 512 KB L2 Cache
– DDR2 800 MHz or DDR3 800 MHz memory
– 0.8 – 1.175 volts
– 8.5 W TDP (Thermal Design Power)

N550-based netbooks are shipping from these eight manufacturers plus others:
– Acer
– ASUS
– Fujitsu
– Lenovo
– LG
– Samsung
– MSI
– Toshiba

Part of the press release:

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 23, 2010 – Intel Corporation announced today that a dozen of new netbooks based on its new mobile dual-core Intel® Atom™ processors are available in stores today. The netbooks – available now and through the end of the year from manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, MSI, and Toshiba – enable new levels of support for applications like games, as well as Adobe Flash* technology for access to a number of Web pages including online hotel booking systems and multimedia sites such as YouTube* and Hulu*.

“Acer strives to continually improve on our customers’ total mobile experience, whether it is increased responsiveness or extended Internet interactivity through longer battery life,” said David Lee, associate vice president of Acer’s Mobile Computing Business Unit. “We are pleased to select dual-core Intel Atom processors for Acer netbooks, helping to empower netbook users achieve even more – both at work and at leisure.”

With the dual-core Intel® Atom™ processor N550, consumers can enjoy Internet access on the go with a more responsive experience in the same compact form factor, DDR3 memory support and similar great battery life as the single-core Intel® Atom™ processor N450.

The press release goes on to mention that they’ve shipped around 70 million Intel Atom CPUs for netboks since the launch back in 2008, and that the N550-based netbooks are available today. I’ll have a rundown of the available models later tomorrow.

Full Press Release: Newsroom.Intel.com

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