Netbooks are supposed to become smaller, more powerful and more efficient: It seems like Intel will launch two new, Pineview based CPUs in early 2010.
It is general knowledge that Intel wants to launch new chips for mini laptops in 2010. Those chips, which have the codename Pineview, are supposed to have a combination of CPU, memory controller and graphics unit. Due to the optimized architecture they are furthermore expected to have a far better performance than current Atom CPUs.
Now it seems like Intel will start the new series with two CPUs: According to the reports at Fudzilla.com and blogeee.net smaller netbooks will become available with the Atom N450 (1.66 GHz) and the N470 (1.83 GHz). The Pineview N450 is said to require up to 6.5 watt for itself, what would be almost three times as much as the Atom N270 (2.5 watt), but therefore additional graphics solutions and memory controllers wouldn't be necessary. So the overall power consumption of such a netbook would shrink even further and thus make longer battery life possible.