Intel “Officially” unveil new Atom Pinetrail chips

Posted 7 years ago

Not that we didn’t know already, Intel has now Officially introduced the new Pinetrail chips on video (included after the jump). The video shows a number of netbooks and nettops running the new platform, however it doesn’t mention the exact models and vendors.

Its been a long road for the new Atom platform with lots of delays and broken promises. Things started off with claims of tremendous performance improvements over the current generation, followed by a rumored delay which caused some OEM partners to cancel their products.

And when finally the Pinetrail bandwagon had started to pick some positive momentum, including confirmation of a 20% lower TDP, and a new lineup of launch products, benchmarks of a leaked engineering sample pop up to spoil the excitement.


Ah well all isn’t still lost for Pinetrail because it still has a handful of advantages over NVIDIA’s Ion platform, including lower power consumption, price, and thermal envelope. Plus there are the rumors of a potential DDR3 upgrade as well.

Lets just keep our fingers crossed and see what happens in the coming months.

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