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Intel launches new motherboards for the channel

by Scott Bicheno on 21 August 2008, 11:39

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Intel has made a specific point of providing products for local PC builders at IDF in San Fransisco, it seems, with a number of motherboard launches designed to be built into contemporary form factors like netbooks, nettops, etc.

These two terms have been coined by Intel to describe small, low-cost notebooks and desktops, respectively, that it expects to run on its Atom processor and be used primarily for web browsing and email.

"The PC continues to be a technology driver. It's also where consumers have been exposed to the benefits of computing and using the Internet for communications, convenience and entertainment," said Tom Rampone, VP of Intel's sales and marketing group, and GM of its channel platforms group.

"Being faster in bringing technology to the local markets, stretching further to reach new users and offering compelling, differentiated products - this is how Intel and our local industry partners can do to make technology relevant and spur local PC consumption."

With this in mind, Intel has launched the D945GCLF2, which is the latest in the Essential Series of desktop motherboards for nettops, designed to run the new dual core Atom processor 330. It has also launched the third generation of its Classmate ultra-low cost nettop, designed to service the education market in emerging economies.