If you are a netbook fan, you might be familiar with the Cedar Trial platform from Intel. Machines using the platform were expected this year, but Cedar Trail has now been delayed. Despite that delay there are a bunch of new netbooks coming that use the Cedar Trail platform. So far, the ones that have surfaced are from Asus and Samsung. Asus has the EeePC 1011CX, 1015CX, and X101CH incoming. Samsung also has machines coming including the NC110 and N102S using Cedar Trail.
The Asus netbooks tipped including the 1011CX and 1015CX will have a chassis similar to the 1011 and 1015 machines. The tech specs that have surfaced point to an Atom N2600 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 320GB HDD. The display is a 10.1-inch unit and they run Windows 7 Starter. The price is on some websites at 300 euros. The X101CH uses the N2600 as well running at 1.6GHz with 1GB of RAM. The cost on this machine is thought to be under 250 euros.
Samsung’s Cedar Trail offerings include the N102S and NC110. The N102S will use the Atom N2100 with 1GB of RAM, a 10.1-inch screen, and Windows 7 Starter. This machine is expected to land for around 280 euros. The N102 has the N2600 at 1.6GHz, 320GB HDD, 1GB of RAM, and a 10.1-inch screen. It is expected to go for around 320 euros. It’s interesting to note that Samsung says it is phasing out 10.1-inch notebooks and heading to 11.6 to 12-inch machines.