Intel plans to make 50% of the next-gen netbooks fanless
In the coming days we might see a change in the designs of the netbooks that will be powered by Intel. They are trying to revive the netbook category with two different design kits.
Intel might also use Fanless designs for smaller netbooks and they are planning to use this design for 50 percent of all available Cedar Trail netbooks in 2012. It could only have been possible with the new 5W dual core TDP kit which was specially optimized for this design.
Netbooks that are 10.2 inches in size and have a long battery life will have the Fanless design along with 8W TDP kits.
Along with the 8W model, 5W 10.2 inch design will come up with 2GB DDR3 memory and HDD or SDD. We can also expect 3G in some of the machines.
Intel has features like 1.6GHz N2600 dual core that are very much affordable. The price for systems with Linux is about 259 Euro and with Windows starter 7 it is just over 260 Euro. They also have a lower bill of materials, quiet acoustics, clean and aesthetic design.