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Netbooks with a 10in screen and an Intel Atom N-series processor look set to move quickly beyond the so-far-standard 1024 x 600 resolution. Until now, Intel has allegedly told Atom customers that they must not use screens larger than 10in in netbooks, most likely in an attempt to keep a clear boundary between netbook and …

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About time.

The tiny screen res is the main thing that's been putting me off of buying a netbook. 600 pixels high is just too crowded to use a regular browser and taskbar on.

Hopefully we'll see a decent 1280x800 on a 10" or 12" before too long.

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RE: About time

Agreed– the standard 1024x600 is just too piddly to be useful, but I can see this new directive from the Wintel overlords to be another excuse for the manufacturers to pump the price up a bit. The standard netbook screen is relatively cheap, but from personal experience, a 1280x800 10” screen is over £200…

I wonder how much business the Celeron (rebranded as Pentium?) machines have lost out to Atom powered machines… that would be an interesting statistic. If such a thing can actually exist.

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