to Digitimes, Asus, Acer, Lenovo and MSI will launch
Atom N450-based netbooks on January 11, following an agreement with
Intel to hold of the launch until after January 10.
The new netbooks should feature Windows 7 Starter, XP Home Edition or
Moblin Linux. There's a chance we'll see Google's Chrome OS on them a
bit later on. Atom N470 models should follow in March and several
smaller vendors should also launch new products soon after the big
However, the new Atoms will not offer a significant performance boost
compared to current generation models, but at least they have a
significantly smaller footprint and lower power consumption.