Intel’s upcoming GN40 chipset will handle 1080P video, but still no Blu-ray

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An official statement from Intel regarding their upcoming GN40 chipset for Atom CPUs tells us that we’ll soon be seeing proper 1080P HD video support in netbooks, although Blu-ray is still unfortunately out of the question. Intel’s statement goes: “GN40 is designed to do 1080P HD playback for typical broadband internet content; it is not designed to enable full Blu-ray capability where the bitrates and demands of multi-layer content are significantly higher than that of internet HD content.” So as far as 1080P HD streaming from online sources go, the GN40 chipset won’t have problems. And while there’s still a question of whether features like this will be usable in netbooks in the first place, it will be up to each individual to decide if this is something worth having in his/her netbook or not when it comes out.

Via Fudzilla

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Written by: Björn A.

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