The Nettop is centered on the low-cost "Diamondville" variety of the Atom processor but incorporates a number of other cost-saving measures including what Intel lists in a "Business Client Group" presentation as "no system fans...no CPU socket...(an) optimized PSU (power supply unit)" and "cost optimized OS solutions."
Intel also states that "moving from HDD to SSD" (from hard disk drives to solid-state drives) will result in "additional platform savings."
Internet connectivity is what a user will be using the Nettop for primarily. Machines will run either Windows or Linux software.
Intel Nettop concept - $100 to $299 PCs
Posted on Friday, Mar 14 2008 @ 01:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel unveiled a new computer concept named Nettop, this is one of Intel's Basic PC concepts and it's designed for really cheap systems with prices ranging from only $100 to $299: