Intel recommends dual-core Atom netbooks to cost $349-$399

May 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Intel AtomWhen Intel launches Atom processors it gives a suggested system price to OEMs that plan to use that processor. Fudzilla is reporting that the guided price range for netbooks using the upcoming 1.5GHz dual-core N550 Atom processor will be between $349 and $399.

Furthermore, Intel will be restricting dual-core netbooks with display sizes between 7-inches and 10.2-inches. The recommended configuration spec includes 1GB DDR3 memory and a 250GB HDD or 20-30GB SSD. We are expected to see the first dual-core netbooks at the upcoming Computex show, with a retail launch during the third quarter.

Update: It looks like Intel is lifting panel restrictions for the N550. Therefore, 11.6-inch and 12.1-inch netbooks will be able to run the N550 Atom.

Via Fudzilla.


208 Responses to “Intel recommends dual-core Atom netbooks to cost $349-$399”

  1. Bob said:
    May 17th, 2010 3:39 PM

    Makes a lot of sense cuz I bet the range would go up by US$100 i.e., US$400 – 500 if such caveats aren’t put in place upfront. Good call by Intel. I also thought apart from this Win7 BASIC instead of just SE should also be a norm within the suggested price range .. MS can make that call 🙂