Intel has outlined its notebook plans for the second half of this year. The next-generation Calpella platform will be introduced in the third quarter of the year, it will target 14", 15.6", 17.1" and 18.4" systems with a price tag of over $1,200. The Montevina platform will get pricecuts to clear out inventory.
For the 12" to 13" segment the chip giant will push its CULV platform, this is aimed at ultrathin notebooks with a price of $669 to $1,100. DigiTimes also reports Intel will phase out the Atom N280 and GN240 chipset combo due to low demand:
Due to the low market demand, Intel is considering to phase out Atom N280 and GN40 chipset combination for netbooks and will leave the Atom N270 and 945GSE chipset to play the key role until September this year.
The Atom N270 and 945GSE chipset combination will start to be phase out of the market in September and will be replaced by the next-generation Atom CPU (Pineview) and (Tiger Point) chipset. The new platform will target the 10-inch netbook segment with prices ranging between US$399-599.