Intel shows off their new aptly-named Atom processor
The trend in computing technology has moved away from raw power in the last couple of years to focus more on power consumption. Companies like Intel are working harder to find a balance that allows them to get you the most bang for your watt. The latest group of chips to be announced from the CPU leader is the Atom.
With a name like Atom, you’d expect to see something rather small, and that’s exactly what you’re going to get. This is the smallest processor ever offered by Intel. The chip will become part of the new Centrino Atom platform which like the previous iterations of Centrino will bring us laptops that feature integrated-graphics, WiFi chips and low-power consumption CPUs which are thin and light with exceptional battery life.
Look for these to hit later this year inside of devices that will no doubt look to compete against the Eee PC. There is also talk of using these low-power chips to create cheap desktop solutions.