Intel optimizes netbooks with dual-core Atom chip

  • Intel's latest dual-core, mobile Atom processor is hitting store shelves today in netbooks designed by a number of OEMs, including Acer, Asus, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, MSI and Toshiba.

    Intel spokesperson Suzy Ramirez told TG Daily that the next-gen chip would enable "new levels" of support for applications such as games, Adobe Flash and video streaming sites like YouTube and Hulu. 

    "With the dual-core Atom processor N550, [users] 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 Atom N450."

    Additional N550 specs include:

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