We’ve known dual-core Atom CPUs were coming since Intel made them official at Computex this past June. However, the company just announced that its new dual core Atom N550 processors are shipping in new netbooks from a variety of manufacturers right now.The new processor is set to appear in systems from Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, MSI, and Toshiba.
According to Intel, the new N550 chips promise to be more responsive and support DDR3 memory, but will still have a similar battery life as the last generation of single core N450 Atom chips. Intel also expects the chip to better handle Adobe Flash encoded sites, and video sites such as Hulu and YouTube.
Stay tuned as we expect to start reviewing a lot of these new dual core Atom systems in the near future.