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Intel Releases New Line of Atom Processors

Intel has released its brand new line of Atom processors.

Codenamed 'Cedar Trail,' the new processors will boost the capabilities of netbooks by adding instant on and instant connect capabilities.

According to the company, there is a possibility of netbooks powered by the new Atom line, including those from HP, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, Samsung, and Toshiba will hit store shelves towards the beginning of the new year.

Intel brags that systems powered by the new chip will be capable of delivering up to 10 hours of battery life, and at least a week-long standby. In addition, Intel also made sure the new platform consumes up to 20 percent less energy than previous platforms.

"The new design's dedicated media engine enables full 1080p high-definition playback of videos and Blu-Ray content and includes additional digital display and output options including HDMI and DisplayPort," Intel bragged in a press release.

"The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3600/3650 combined with the integrated memory controller provides enhanced performance and system responsiveness," the company stated in the press release.