Netbooks are no longer the gimmick they used to be a couple of years ago, but Intel isn't going to give up on netbooks just yet. FUD Zilla reports the chip giant plans to revamp 11.6" and 12.1" netbooks with new ruggedized, passively-cooled, dust free designs.
Intel is very serious about these fanless netbooks and it is committed to provide technical support to vendors who would dare to make one. The general idea is to make Cedar Trail netbooks a bit more appealing with thin, sleek and most importantly fanless designs. This is the plan market for netbooks up to 10 inches.
However, the top performing platform aims for rather decent 11.6- to 12.1-inch machines with an 8W dual core kit. We can only assume that the processor of choice is N2800 with 1.86GHz clock and 6.5W TDP and it leaves us puzzled why Intel plans a 8W TDP kit for the machine. Maybe it includes a chipset in the equation. This one might not end up passively cooled after all but its 10 inch brother with N2600 processor with 3.5W TDP processor might end up without a fan after all.