Get ready for Netbooks to gain a boost in speed. Intel is ready to launch it’s new Ultra Low Voltage Core i5 and MSI is ready to put them in their X-Slim netbooks (or Ultra Slim Notebook, as they call them). This is going to be a nice speed upgrade. Although, with the other limitations, I doubt it really needs it. You’re not going to be doing a lot of CPU intensive work on a tiny netbook.
Well, it looks like Intel will finally be delivering that ultra low voltage Core i5 chip this summer. Though it was revealed back at CES, MSI’s saying the Core i5 520UM CPU will be ready by June, and that it’ll be subbing the 1.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 CPU and ATI discrete graphics in its X-Slim Series for the more electrically efficient processor.