Following on from the release of the Intel Atom Pine Trail processor, which is replacing the N270 and N280 CPUs found in many netbooks, the company appear to be working on another “trail” processor. This time round, it’s the Oak Trail and will replace the Z5xx series of processors. Currently, the Z5xx processors use less power than the N-series and also have GMA 500 graphics. Examples of netbooks which use the Z5xx processor, include the Sony Vaio P and the Asus Eee PC T91MT.

The Oak Trail processors will, according to PC Watch, use less energy than the recently released Pine Trail processors. Again, we should see the Oak Trail CPU slowly replace the Z5xx processor in netbooks.

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