Intel Delays The Cedar Trail-M Netbook Processor Release
If you were in search of a better, faster netbook processor, and by default a better, faster netbook, you are just going to have to wait a little bit longer. Intel has decided to push back the release of its Cedar Trail-M processor and the new set of processors in its line of Atom CPU's. The two Atom processors that are being held back are the D2500 and D2700 models. The Cedar Trail-M was set to be a processor designed with mobile form factors, such as the netbook, in mind.
The processors, which were initially expected to be released at some point in September have been given a two month push back and will now be released at some point in November. While the wait may be annoying for some users the delay is for a good reason. Well, actually, it is for two good reasons.
The first is the a graphics drivers problem that at this point in time the company has not released any details on and the second is a lack of Windows 7 certification. Though there are a certain group of developers and mobile computer makers who would not care about the Windows certification, those for example who may want to use Android or proprietary operating systems to power their machines.
Of course, if you are in search of a netbook with a less powerful processor, many of which can make a variety of end users happy for years, then this delay could be good news for you. It will give you some more time to consider your options and do some research (our netbook comparisons page would be a good place to begin) and then you can still get your model while it is top of the line and you get to brag. Or, you can wait it out for the new processors and see if the prices on the current models drop when they are no longer the hottest ticket.
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