Intel today announced the availability of the latest mobile Intel Atom processor-based platform, formerly codenamed “Cedar Trail.” The dual-core Intel Atom processor N2600 and Intel Atom processor N2800 are paired with the Intel NM10 Express Chipset and feature a small form factor package size that saves system board real estate and enables thinner netbook designs. In addition to the mobile processors, Intel offers the Intel Atom processor D2500 and D2700 for entry-level desktop and all-in-one designs, as well as intelligent system solutions. The Intel Atom Processor D2700 operates at 2.13GHz and has a 1MB L3 cache, while the D2500 has a clock speed of 1.86GHz and the same amount of cache. The Intel Atom Processors released today are designed to provide small, compact, on-the-go computing with great battery life at an affordable price, the latest platform adds several new features to netbook computers made popular by students, families, and those looking for light productivity and Internet browsing. These devices will be available in early 2012 from major OEMs.
In health care settings, the improved battery life and enhanced graphics means medical professionals can enhance patient care and bring infotainment services to a patient’s bedside. ARBOR technology will release a new patient infotainment bedside terminal, based on the Intel Atom processor N2800 that helps clinicians improve workflow management and work efficiency, reduce human error, and enhance healthcare quality. Patients can also enjoy access to plenty of multi-media entertainment, hospital information and communication services on the system.
Rumors are floating around the web that Intel plans to release a total of 25 different 22nm Ivy Bridge processors on or around April 8, 2012. The sources say that 17 of the CPUs will be for desktops and the other eight are for notebooks and ultrabooks. With the new processors also comes new chipsets and those will be the Z77, H77, Z75 and B75 in April and then the Q77 and Q75 in May. We don't know why Intel pushed off the launch of these processors, but if we had to guess we would have to think it's a combination of a slowing market and that they are trying to clear out the Sandy Bridge processors that are still plentiful in the channel. Intel has the performance lead when it comes to processors, so why rush things?
Desktop CPUs to be unveiled include quad-core Core i7-3770K, 3770, 3770S, 3770T, and Core i5-3570, 3550 and 3450, with prices ranging from US$184-332. Additionally, the Core i5-3470T will be available in May priced at US$184. Notebook CPUs Core i7-3920Qm, 3820QM and 3720QM will be released in April priced at US$1,096, US$568 and US$378, respectively. Other models including Core i5-3520M, 3360M, 3320M and ultrabook CPUs Core i7-3667U and Core i5-3427U will be unveiled later.