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Gallery: Intel's Atom and tiny devices to fit

Atom processor with the Intel System Controller Hub

Intel unveils its Atom processor (formerly known as Silverthorne) for MID or mobile Internet devices at the Intel Developer Forum in Shanghai. Intel says the Atom chip and the Centrino Atom version use about 3 watts of power compared to 35-watt chips that are now found in notebooks.

"This is as important to Intel as the launch of the Pentium in the mid-1990s", Intel chief executive Paul Otellini said in a video played during an IDF keynote.

Here is the Atom processor with the Intel System Controller Hub. For more information read Larry Dignan's blog.

Photo credit: Intel

4 comments
pivert
pivert

Are the coins used as price indication? Btw, I'm impressed. You see Microsoft that competition (Intel-Amd) works!

WiseITOne
WiseITOne

I am hoping this will prolong the measly 2-3 hrs of battery life for most laptops. It seems that these can be used in a portable laptop as well, no? The next BIG thing in mobile computing is going to be a battery that lasts 12 HRS on one charge and weighs less than the current offereing AND doesn't get drained within one year.

zhogdr
zhogdr

Yeah, boy - the current batteries are as big as these units!

ambroxiet
ambroxiet

what is the role of an MIB on enterprise network and how can we secure an enterprise network from "bad guys"