Advanced Micro Devices will bring out its dual-core Neo chip, which will debut on an updated laptop from Hewlett-Packard.
The chipmaker makes it clear that, for now, it is going to pass on the smaller, cheaper, and less powerful notebooks, pushing its Congo and Yukon platforms as an alternative.
Apple COO Tim Cook's negative comments about Netbooks reflect an incipient school of thought.
A notebook from MSI portends the crush of lower-cost, Intel-based MacBook-Air-like laptop designs to come.
Chipmaker's first-quarter revenue hits $1.18 billion, down 21 percent from last year but better than reported estimates from analysts.
New chips from Advanced Micro Devices, Freescale Semiconductor, and Qualcomm may redefine the market for so-called Netbooks and ultraportables.