Printed from http://www.electronista.com

HP asking Intel to ease up on Atom netbook rules?

updated 02:55 pm EST, Thu January 1, 2009

HP Large Atom Netbooks

HP is planning to introduce larger netbooks that will require Intel's cooperation to come into being, claims from notebook makers in the Taiwan area suggest. The American PC builder is presently capped at launching netbooks no larger than its 10-inch Mini 1000 but would allegedly like to introduce systems with 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch screens that still use the very low-cost Atom processor at their respective roots. Intel has traditionally insisted that systems with these larger screens use its more conventional but also much more expensive and power-hungry notebook chips.

No other details of the systems themselves have slipped out through the leak, though it's believed HP as one of Intel's best customers will have little trouble negotiating a deal by the end of the month and could release both of the larger netbooks during the spring. It's not known whether this would be a special exemption or a permanent rule change that would apply to all companies, though Dell's Inspiron Mini 12 already defies Intel's limits and uses multiple Atom speed grades.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cat B100

Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other areas. What may not be ...

Linksys EA6900 AC Router

As 802.11ac networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices, you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your home ...

D-Link DIR-510L 802.11AC travel router

Having Internet access in hotels and other similar locations used to be a miasma of connectivity issues. If Wi-Fi was available, it wa ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News