Intel to Stop Selling Atom Z Processors to Netbook Makers
Aside from the usual N270/N280 processors that Intel supplies to netbook markers, there is also another type of Intel Processors which may not be as popular as the Atom but is still is useful for netbooks. And this is the Intel Z-series processors.
Let’s, the Sony Vaio P has this CPU, and so does BenQ and even the Eee PC T91. In case you’re wondering what’s the difference between these two Intel processors aside from the fact that they are great for netbooks and other ultra-portables – well, the Z processors are said to be using less power. Comparing it with the Intel Atom processors, netbooks running on Intel Z processors provide longer battery life. The catch is – netbooks with Z-processors are a bit weak when it comes to playing Flash-video or doing multiple tab-web browsing.
So, now here’s the news, according to Digitimes, Intel will soon stop supplying the Z processors to netbook manufacturers. The report said that Intel is starting to deplete its inventory of the said processor. The good news is – outstanding orders from Acer, Asus and MSI will still be provided but that will be the last. After fulfilling their outstanding orders.