After seeing the Asus Eee PC 1025C pass through the FCC yesterday we had a hunch that Intel's next generation Atom processors (codenamed Cedar Trail) were nearing launch, and today's leaked PDF revealing the details of the N2000 and D2000 CPUs seems to be all the proof we need. While we have known that the forthcoming processors would improve netbook and nettop graphics / performance, the leaked specs finally give us some idea of how much we're talking about. Obviously, we're not dealing with Core i5 or i7 power, but the netbook-aimed N2600 (which clocks at 1.6GHz to 1.86GHz) and the N2800 (clocked at 1.86GHz to 2.13GHz) now support a max resolution of 1920 x 1200 over HDMI, Blu-ray playback, and up to 4GB of RAM. That's a big step up, but the RAM limits and the native 1366 x 768 desktop resolution clearly highlights their limitation. Still, they still sip very little power -- the N2600 has a 3.5W TDP and the N2800 has a 6.5W. Of course, we won't know much about the real life performance of these guys until we see them ship in a netbook or two, but check out some of the specs below until we can bring you a full review.

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