Intel Atom N2800 will reportedly support up to 4GB of RAM
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According to a report by Fudzilla, (some of) the much-anticipated Cedar Trail chips will support up to 4GB of RAM. Currently, all mini-laptops are limited to operating with up to 2GB of internal memory and apparently this is bound to change with the release of the Atom N2800.
This new dual-core CPU is claimed to have a frequency of 1.87GHz and 6.5W max. TDP. In addition, it is expected to incorporate a graphics controller that operates at 640MHz and be based on 32nm technology. Further feature include 1MB of L2 cache and Hyper-Threading Technology support.
Fudzilla also reports on the introduction of another Cedar Trail netbook chip, named Atom N2600, which will presumably have only one core and will be unable to support more than 2GB of RAM. It is also claimed that the new chips will appear in netbooks with displays sized between 7 and 12.1 inches with 32GB solid state drives or rotating hard drives with a storage capacity of up to 250GB. Moreover, the recommended OS will be Windows 7 Starter or Home, Chrome and MeeGo Linux. The price of the upcoming mini-notebooks will reportedly be ranging from US $329 – to – US $399.
Will Cedar Trail revitalize netbooks after tablets occupied their former hot spot? We will find out after the release date, which is supposedly set for Q4 2011.