Intel Canoe Lake – World’s Thinnest Netbook
Intel’s new Canoe Lake platform would let PC makers design netbooks as thin as 14mm. The experimental Canoe Lake platform will enable 720p HD video playback, 2.5″ hard drive instead of a solid state drive. The design improves cooling and shrinks the chassis girth of dual-core Atom-based netbooks by up to 50%.
The downside of the new Intel Canoe Lake is that there won’t be much more power than the current Intel Atom’s used although the slimmer design makes netbooks slightly thicker than an iPhone. The new CPU platform uses thermal cooling rather than fans and this is what allows the netbook to be slimmer.
Besides, the company also announced broad industry support for the new MeeGo OS, with partners like Acer announcing plans to eventually ship products with the operating system installed. Intel has said that a range of netbooks based on ‘Canoe Lake’ will be shipped from the second half of 2010 onwards. However, the company has not reveal the companies that would be producing and shipping these new systems.
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