Latest in Atom

Image credit:

Demand for Intel's Atom CPUs finally beginning to cool?

Darren Murph
April 28, 2009
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links



It was inevitable, really -- but the incessant demand for Intel's woefully underpowered Atom processors sure did last a lot longer than we anticipated. Originally made famous by those so-called "netbooks," the Atom is currently facing two hurdles in remaining wildly popular: 1) slumping demand for new PCs and 2) bona fide competition. For months on end, the Atom really was the only game in town when it came to powering netbooks and nettops, but with the unveiling on NVIDIA's Ion, the promise of a GPGPU (or cGPU) and Intel's own CULV platform, Atom's necessity in the market is becoming less intense. The interesting part here is that Intel is purportedly hawking its inventory to "second-tier and China-based vendors" as it looks to minimize warehouse clutter, which certainly makes us hope for lower-cost low-cost lappies to show up in the near future.

Read - Atom demand slowing
Read - Intel: PC sales hit rock bottom




All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Someone bought the new Chromecast and told Reddit all about it

Someone bought the new Chromecast and told Reddit all about it

View
Here's everything Amazon announced at its big hardware event

Here's everything Amazon announced at its big hardware event

View
Apple iPad (2020) and iPadOS 14 review

Apple iPad (2020) and iPadOS 14 review

View
The best wireless workout headphones

The best wireless workout headphones

View
Microsoft is bringing Xbox remote play to iOS

Microsoft is bringing Xbox remote play to iOS

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr