Intel’s Canoe Lake netbook gets switched on, first impressions [Video]

June 4, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Intel Canoe LakeEarlier this week, Intel announced its Canoe Lake platform. This was a reference design that Intel was showcasing letting OEMs know just how thin a netbook can be complete with cutting edge components. It is only 14mm thick but manages to pack in a dual-core N550 Atom CPU, 2GB RAM and a 10-inch display.

Sascha from managed to get some hands-on time behind closed doors at Computex and says that it is one of the fastest netbooks he has used. Performance was “zippy” and whilst he managed to perform a Windows Experience Index (WEI) benchmark, he wasn’t able to divulge the score although he did say that we’ll “be pleased”. The price point will also be under $600, which appears to be well worth the premium over a typical netbook given the form-factor. Check out the hands-on video after the break.


4 Responses to “Intel’s Canoe Lake netbook gets switched on, first impressions [Video]”

  1. Bob said:
    June 5th, 2010 5:33 AM

    Super form factor. Aah … things are going to get costlier – double your budget for sleek ultraportables from now on cuz everything ‘zippy’ is gonna cost !! This may eat into the notebook market.

  2. Ant said:
    June 8th, 2010 10:42 AM

    Losing the point of a netbook slightly with the pricing. The 4 main things a netbook should have are 1: Small Size, 2: Light Weight, 3: Decent Battery Life and 4: Low cost.

    This prototype shows 3 of the 4 desireable qualities but you can bet your arse the manufactures will try charging silly money due to the possible design qualities the new platform obviously brings.

  3. Canoe Motor Mount said:
    June 12th, 2010 2:02 PM

    That is super thing. Would love one, just a shame that I bought a new laptop a few days ago. Although I think I’m better off waiting until next time I need one anyway as laptops like these would be much cheaper then.