Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 67

Featured Articles

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 31 July 2009 12:11

Intel to stop shipping Z-series Atoms

Written by

Image

Will stop taking orders soon

The rumour mill has spewed out an interesting story, which if true, might spell quite a bit of trouble for quite a few netbook vendors. Intel is apparently planning to stop shipments of Z-series Atoms, and will stop taking orders soon. We first heard of this about a month ago, but couldn't confirm it. However, Digitimes has also ran a similar story this morning, so here it is.

Intel obviously wants vendors to migrate to upcoming Pine Trail CPUs, and Z-series Atoms were never meant for netbooks anyway. In spite of that, quite a few vendors, including Acer, MSI, Dell and Asus used them in their netbook designs. The decision will affect all of them, especially Dell, MSI, and to some extent, Acer.

Sources claim MSI will be forced to EOL its hybrid storage Wind U115, and the 13.4-inch X320 thin and light MacBook Air lookalike. The U115 is the crowning jewel in MSI's Wind netbook series. It offers unbeatable battery life thanks to hybrid storage, some clever power saving features, and most importantly, Intel's power efficient Z530 CPU and US15W chipset. The X320 on the other hand, is the cheapest X-Slim series notebook, and it's based on the same platform.

Recently, however, MSI and Acer have released CULV-based version of the their 13.4 and 11.6-inch products, so they aren't going anywhere. Dell's Mini 10 series is also based on Z520 and Z530 parts, as well as a few Asus Eee PC SKUs.

Neither the vendors nor Intel are officially commenting the rumours.

More here.
Last modified on Friday, 31 July 2009 11:49
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments