Once abuzz with plenty of activity, the netbook segment wears a deserted look nowadays. PC vendors don’t seem to be interested in netbooks anymore and have turned their attention elsewhere. But Intel, despite its aggressive ultrabook push, still continues to view these diminutive devices as a “sustainable business.” Even though Cedar Trail hasn’t really set the world alight, the chipmaker doesn’t quite seem ready to give up on netbooks yet. Hit the jump for Intel’s future plans for netbooks.
One thing today's batch of nettop and netbook Atom processors all have in common is that they use Intel graphics technology. That won't be the case with Cedarview, Intel's next generation of "full fat" Atom chips, with the Santa Clara chip maker instead choosing to tap into PowerVR's IP. That means the Atom processors of tomorrow will sport PowerVR's SGX545 graphics core.