Digital News Report – Intel Corporation announced today the availability of the energy efficient Atom processor-based platform that is intended for use in netbooks, retail, and healthcare IT devices. The Intel Atom processor-based platform will start to show up in brands such as Acer, Asus, HP, Samsung, Lenovo, and Toshiba in the early part of 2012.
The new technology in the “Cedar Trail” Atom processor-based platform will improve performance and extend battery life by around 20 percent compared to the previous iteration. The new Atom technology is an affordable product for a low cost computer. The battery life could last up to 10 hours and weeks on standby mode.
Some of the new features of the Atom processor-based platform include the ability to play back full 1080p high definition video, including Blu-ray media. The new configuration will include HDMI and Display Port connectors for watching on a large screen. The integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3600/3650 and the built-in memory controller will improve graphics performance up to 2 times more than the previous configuration.
New features include Intel Wireless Display and Intel Wireless Music, which will allow wireless capable electronics to share music and videos. It would be possible to share video or photos from the netbook computer to a networked HDTV set, or listen to music through a wireless speaker system.
Another interesting feature is the Intel Smart Connect Technology. This feature allows for instant Internet connection upon opening the netbook. The Intel Rapid Start Technology feature restarts the operating system from standby mode quickly. While in sleep mode, Twitter, email, and RSS feeds can be continually updated.
Operating systems that are supported with Intel Atom processor-based platform includes, Microsoft Windows, MeeGo, and Tizen.
By: Tim Edwards