Intel pairs its Atom with a more efficient chipset for low power PCs

Last week I wrote about my attempts to build a low-power infrastructure server for my home network (part 1 and part 2).  After I’d put all the pieces together, I saw a tweet from Jeff Atwood, highlighting a review of a new Intel board that uses a mobile 945GSE chipset instead of the power-sapping 945GC – allowing a much lower power unit to be built (albeit just with an Atom N270 – not the dual-core 330 that I used) .  Something like this would make a great PC for home use – although it’s never going to be a screamer for games, it should be pretty good for web surfing, email, and other everyday uses.

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