We don’t have much performance information about Intel’s new Pine Trail platform but here’s a nice side by side comparison between the Pine Trail’s WIE and the NVidia ION.
It’s not much but it should give us a good idea how the new system performs.
MSI Wind U135 with Atom Pine Trail N450 1.66GHz and GMA 3150
HP Mini 311 with Atom N280 1.66GHz and GeForce 9400M.
Based on the two system’s Windows Experience Index, the CPU subscore is basically just the same. However, the NVidia graphics trumps the Intel GMA 3150 by a fairly large margin. No wonder, Intel recently called the NVidia ION an “over-kill” for netbooks.
What the Pine Trail platform offers would be a smaller form factor and a 20% power efficiency, as claimed by Intel. That could translate into thinner netbooks and longer battery life.