Intel May Stop Producing Netbook Processors

Only after a brief success, netbooks were largely abandoned and consequently, processors that run them could already be on their last leg. Early Atom processors enjoyed some success in and Intel continued to release updated models between.

Netbooks were pitched as lightweight companions for laptops, but some analysts described them as having very small screens, inadequate performance level and cramped keyboards. After the release of iPad and other tablet models, netbooks now represent a very small niche market.

Cedar Trail is the newest Atom processor family designed for netbooks and we won’t see their successors released. The chip maker giant is focusing on Bay Trail to deliver low-energy solution for tablets and hybrids. The Bay Trail lineup is set to succeed the Clover Trail and it is being offered to manufacturers seeking to meet demand for value products, such as hybrids running Windows 8 OS.

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