Wow... there are so many things wrong with this article I don't know where to begin. The headline is true -- I don't think Intel plans to launch another N-series Atom chip for notebooks/netbooks. But once you get past the headline... well, here are a few problems:
1. The article claims Clover Trail devices "are largely priced above $599. With Bay Trail, laptop makers will have the option to offer less expensive products"
- What exactly is stopping them from offering less expensive products now? Nothing. And in fact you can pick up an Acer tablet with a Clover Trail chip for $399.
2. "But over time, weaknesses in netbooks—slow performance, cramped keyboards and small screens—were exposed."
- So what you're saying is that nobody noticed those limitations initially?
3. "If users want $250 computing devices, they can buy Chromebooks, which come with ARM or Intel’s Celeron processor, or cheap Android tablets"
- Exactly one Chromebook comes with an ARM processor. The rest have Intel chips... including the cheapest model available, the $199 Acer C7 Chromebook