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Intel unveils Atom-powered Classmate PC

Computex 2008: Diamondville replaces Celeron

Intel has announced plans to include the Diamondville version of its Atom processor in an updated version of its Classmate PC.

The Atom-based Classmate PCs will go into production in July, said Lila Ibrahim, general manager of emerging markets at Intel.

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The 1.6GHz Atom chip gives the rugged little laptops more power. "It's about a one-and-a-half times performance increase," she said, adding the chips also save power, which increases battery life on the Classmate PC to as much as 6.5 hours.

Intel announced the availability of Diamondville on Tuesday at the Computex exhibition in Taipei, following weeks of build-up that saw pictures of systems based on the chip leaked to bloggers around the world.

The original version of the system uses Intel's older Celeron M chip.

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