If you're planning to buy a new netbook soon, you might want to hold off the purchase until Intel releases its newest Atom processor.
Intel Executive Vice President, Sean Maloney, told CNET in a recent interview that
[The new Atom processor] inside [upcoming] Netbooks will beat Intel's latest "Pine Trail" Atom processor technology. This watershed design will squeeze the graphics function--previously on a separate chip--into the central processing unit, or CPU, a first for Intel. And what does that mean to consumers? "Better battery life. But performance more than anything,"
There isn't any word yet on the exact release date of the new Atom chip but major netbook manufacturers like HP, Acer, Asus, Toshiba, and MSI are now preparing units to accommodate the new processor.