HP Readies Atom N455, N475 Netbooks for Q3 Launch

Paul Lilly

It would appear that new netbooks are on the horizon. According to reports, HP will launch at least two more models built around Intel's Atom N455 (1.66GHz) and N475 (1.83GHz) processors.

These will be aimed at the entry-level market, a move some analysts says is HP's way of protecting its budget business as Intel shuttles its Atom chips into low-cost notebooks.

Analysts also predict that HP's re-entry into netbook territory, along with Intel's upcoming dual-core Atom chips slated for an October release, will spark heavy competition among the industry's four biggest players, including Acer, Asus, Samsung, and HP.

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