The new Intel Atom N280 processor with the GN40 chipset is now available. That means we’ll be seeing the new processor on newer netbooks in the future.
According to Liliputing:
The new CPU has a top clock speed of 1.66GHz, which makes it a tiny bit faster than the Intel Atom N270 CPU which tops out at 1.6GHz. But the real news is that the GN40 chipset is designed to add better support for 720p HD videos than you get with the current Intel 945GSE chipset thanks to a hardware based video decoder.