Intel Atom N550 Dual-Core CPU Availability Announced

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Intel Corporation announced today that new netbooks based on the dual-core Intel Atom N550 mobile processor are available in stores today.

“The netbooks – available now and through the end of the year from manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, MSI, and Toshiba – enable new levels of support for applications like games, as well as Adobe Flash technology for access to a number of Web pages including online hotel booking systems and multimedia sites such as YouTube and Hulu,” Intel’s press release says.

However, we were not able to find any Atom N550-powered netbook at online retailers in the U.S. at the time of this writing.

The N550, the first dual-core Atom CPU for mobile computers, supports up to four computing threads and is clocked at 1.5GHz. The 64-bit 45nm chip has 2x512KB of cache, a maximal thermal design power of 8.5W, and a 200MHz graphics core.

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