Intel Atom 330 upgrade option for Eee PC 1000

Written by Aldrin Cantos on October 15, 2008 – 11:35 am -

intel atom 330 dual coreWhen Intel announced the Intel Atom 330 Dual Core last month, we thought it won’t fit on existing netbooks, as it requires a different chipset, a cooler place inside the case, plus expertise on soldering 473 pins. Intel also does not want to see any netbook or notebook having Atom 330 inside, or those who attempt to launch one will be heavily penalized. In other words, only nettops and desktops shall have Intel Atom 330 Dual Core inside. All these I learned from Fudzilla.

But somehow, an upgrade option is being offered by PC Corner for Asus Eee PC 1000 series netbooks bought from their store between October and December. To be able to do so, an upgrade on the chassis will be required as well and I have no idea if the Atom 330 will come along with the replacement chassis, or the engineers will attach it manually on the new chassis. And regarding Intel’s penalty, I don’t want to know about it yet.

Anyone availed the upgrade yet? Let us know how it went.


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