Intel states recommended pricing for dual core Atom netbooks

Intel has just suggested its pricing to OEMs who want to make use of their new dual core Atom processor in netbooks, citing that the 1.5GHz dual-core N550 Atom processor ought to go for between $349 and $399. Apart from that, such netbooks must remain within a 7″ to 10.2″ screen size, coupled with 1GB RAM, a 250GB hard drive or a 20GB to 30GB SSD. Will there be any cheeky manufacturers who will circumvent such specifications as in the past, or will everyone toe the line this time round? Exciting times are ahead at Computex later this year as the first dual core Atom netbooks are tipped to be unveiled then.

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