Unfortunately, Deacon, Intel forced a flawed entry of its Atom Cedar Trail processor. Though it was 64-bit and Intel had touted its ability to handle x64 operating systems, it never wrote x64 drivers
for the GMA3650 the Cedar Trail N2800 processor incorporates. The chip was included in several netbook models, only for the computer manufacturers to be left hanging without x64 drivers.
Instead of being a cutting edge achievement in low energy usage processor, the sloppy and misleading release of the Cedar Trail processor tarnished the names of Intel, Imagination Technologies and the computer manufacturers who depended on it. The extended delays in release and the current flawed product have caused the netbook market to weaken considerably and computer manufacturers to move to new designs and other processors... a gross and harmful blunder by Intel.
Users are left settling for x86 or wandering about to find an x64 driver
that works in our 10" netbooks. As processors, storage, graphics and battery life have improved, education, government and business users (a huge part of Microsoft's market) have been delighted to travel with smaller laptops, whether around the world or just around campus. Moving back to 11.6", 12.1" or larger laptops is the wrong direction and a loss of profits by computer manufacturers and Microsoft will reflect it.