Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Netbook with Windows 7 Started can have Dual Core CPU!

I just saw here that Windows 7 Starter can be licensed in dual core processors!!!
This is in contraddition to what many people say around. The Microsoft list of allowed mobile processors includes many dual core CPUs
  • Celeron Dual Core series
  • Intel Pentium Dual Core T3XXX series and T4XXX series
  • Intel Core Duo series
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5XXX series
  • Athlon Neo X2 L325
  • AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core series, AMD Athlon II M3XX Dual-Core series
And of course single core CPUs
  • Intel Atom N270, N280 , N450, and N470
  • Intel Atom Z500, Z510, Z520, Z530, and Z540
  • Intel Celeron series, Celeron M series and Celeron ULV SU2300
  • AMD Geode, Sempron, and Athlon Single-Core series
  • AMD Athlon Neo MV40
On the other hand it is also true that none of the allowed dual core processors is suitable for the netbook market: all the above dual core CPUs are too expensive and dissipate too much power to be used in netbooks.
Microsoft allows use of Windows 7 Starter with dual core Atoms (so far Atom 330 and the announced Atom D510 Pineview) only for desktop/nettop systems.

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