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Feb 10 2009   3:49AM GMT

Netbooks, Atom N280, and GN40 Chipset Info

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon


BestBuy is selling the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 for 299 CDN… not a bad price for the below specs…

  • Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.6GHz/533Mhz FSB/512K cache)
  • Windows XP Home Edition
  • 8GB Solid State Drive
  • 8.9″ Wide Screen WSVGA TL Display (1024×600)
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
  • Wireless 802.11g Mini Card, 4-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • 4 Cell Battery
Go here to order. Obviously its out of stock at the moment… the price point was set because BestBuy is most likely making room for the Intel Atom N280 version of Netbook. Watch our for all the great deals on netbooks. I love how technology drives prices down 🙂
I should add that the N280 is clocked at 1.66GHz and has a 667MHz frontside bus. The N270’s speeds are 1.6GHz and 533MHz, respectively. The N280 has a TDP of just 2W compared to the N270’s 2.5W. Rumor has it that we will see a bigger performance gain once the N280 chip is paired with Intel’s new GN40 chipset and intergrated graphics. The GN40 chipset includes high-definition video decoders letting you play back 720p video.


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