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Intel delays release of Cedar Trail-M netbook platform, new Atom processors

Intel has had to push back the release date for its latest netbook platform, Cedar Trail-M, and will also delay the launch of its new Atom CPUs. Once slated for release next month, Cedar Trail-M is now expected in November, reports DigiTimes.

Intel has had to push back the release date for its latest netbook platform, Cedar Trail-M, and will also delay the launch of its new Atom CPUs. Once slated for release next month, Cedar Trail-M is now expected in November, reports DigiTimes.

The delay is apparently due to a combination of graphics drivers problems and the lack of Windows 7 certification. Cedar Trail-M will feature DirectX 10.1 support from its integrated GPUs, and is based around the new Atom N2600 and N2800 processors. Intel has decided to push back the release of new Atom CPUs for nettops -- the D2500 and D2700 -- until November as well.

Such an announcement made in 2009 would have been a major event as netbooks were all the rage. But as DigiTimes deftly puts it, "Since netbooks are no longer a mainstream product in the IT market," the delay barely registers a yawn in a 2011 tablet-crazed world, and even Intel has shifted its focus to its pricier Ultrabook platform.

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