Fresh details on Intel’s upcoming Cedar Trail M platform – the replacement to the current Intel Atom N4x0 Pine Trail processors – have emerged courtesy of Fudzilla, and it seems that Intel are looking to push HD video performance with their new netbook chips. Cedar Trail M processors CPUs will apparently support 1080p HD video streaming courtesy of Intel’s Wireless Display system, currently available on select Calpella-based notebooks.
Wireless Display – or WiDi – at present only supports 720p HD, but the second generation of the technology will apparently increase that to Full HD. The system requires a special set-top box adapter for the HDTV, such as the Netgear Push2TV, which is priced at $99.99.
Once that’s plugged in, hooking up the devices is a matter of hitting a button or two, and the netbook will be streaming content wirelessly to the TV screen. Since it’s a straight reproduction of what’s on-screen on the computer, it bypasses content restrictions such as not being allowed to play DRM-encrypted media downloads through DVD players or media-capable HDTVs. As for availability, Cedar Trail M chips are predicted to get WiDi 2.0 in the second half of 2011.