Intel to Release Atom N470 - Mobile 2This coming Monday, Intel is expected to introduce the Atom N470 netbook processor which bumps the frequency from the current 1.66 GHz in the N450, to 1.83 GHz. The Atom N470 has been expected for quite some time now with vendors like Lenovo listing products with the processor a full month before its official release.

With the Atom N470, this effectively creates room for higher priced, faster performing netbooks in the marketplace, with the Atom N450 taking up the middle to low end. Combine this CPU with emerging technologies like NVIDIA’s ION2 and Optimus, and Broadcom’s Crystal HD, you will find more and more premium netbooks on the market that will look and feel more like full-fledged notebooks.