Acer lets slip its first Atom N450 netbook

GMA3150 confirmed

DON’T YOU JUST LOVE IT when technology companies leak their upcoming products unintentionally? Well, Acer has come through and given us a better insight into Intel’s upcoming Atom N450 processor as well as its own netbook based on the new platform. There are a couple of surprises such as a 10.1-inch 720p display and of course Intel’s new GMA3150 integrated graphics processor (IGP).
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Hell freezes over, VIA launches DX10.1 IGP chipset

With DDR3 and DisplayPort support

IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING, but VIA has finally gotten around to releasing a new chipset with a serious boost to the feature set. This might be just the shove VIA’s Nano processor has been waiting for to make it a serious Intel Atom competitor. In saying that, we’re less than a month away from Intel’s new Atom processors with integrated graphics, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
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Atom N450 netbooks are set to launch on January 11th

Intel holding back its Taiwanese partners

ALTHOUGH THE UNWASHED MASSES might not be aware of Intel’s upcoming refresh of its now nearly two year old Atom N270 and somewhat faster N280, those in the know have been waiting for the Atom N450 for a good few months already. However, it seems like we won’t see any netbooks powered by the new processor until early next year, as Intel has decided to make sure that none of its partners will launch products before the 10th of January 2010, according to Digitimes.
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