Intel delays Cedar Trail Atom further
Intel seems to be having lot problems with their latest Atom graphics drivers for the mobile Cedar Trail Atom N2600 and N2800. For the second time the company had to postpone the release of the Cedar processors. This might be heart-breaking news for the customers who were waiting for the Cedar Trail powered netbooks for their Christmas shopping.
Intel is having issues with the graphics drivers and has dropped both 64-bit support and DirectX 10 support. The luck has also not favored the company while passing the Microsoft’s WHQL certification and this means that Intel and its partners can’t launch products as they won’t have Microsoft approved driver.
All these have led Intel to push back the release date of the Cedar Trail processor to the end of December and their partners are also not allowed to start selling these products until mid-January next year. The Atom N2600 and N2800 are believed to be the best Atom processor so far but they might not be able to compete with the AMD on performance in this segment of the market.
However, finally Intel has also a platform that will be providing Devices for the customers who are expecting an entry level Netbook. Let’s see when this process will will ultimately arrive to the market after so many complications in its path of release.