Intel's Netbook leaked?

A heretofore hypothetical computer powered by Intel's upcoming low-power Atom chips

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Through the magic of Flickr, we've all spent the afternoon ponderingblurry photos of what might be the Intel NetBook, a heretofore hypothetical computer powered by Intel's upcoming low-power Atom chips.

While we've already seen details of the desktop version, called the NetTop , via some leaked presentation, but the NetBook was a less-defined concept. Until now, that is. According to the original poster (on a blogspot blog called "Tech Corner"):

"My buddy works for a US Based OEM, and showed me a sample of one of the products that will be hitting US shores soon...It has a 900Mhz Celeron, 512 Ram, 40GB HD, 9 Inch screen, wifi, and Ethernet. It seems to be about 7" x 9"x 1.5". I asked him how much it was going to cost, and he said he didn't know but would probably be around 400 bucks. Said it should be available in the US by June."

If all this seem oddly familiar, it's because we've already seen a lot of this in Intel's Classmate PC, and a lot of the same concepts have already been commercialized in the best-selling Asus Eee PC.

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Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of laptops, desktops, and Windows tablets, while also writing about games, gadgets, and other topics. A former radio DJ and member of Mensa, he's written about music and technology for more than 15 years, appearing in publications including Spin, Blender, and Men's Journal.

 

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