5494433 story Is Intel Killing 12-Inch Displays On Netbooks? 297 Posted by timothy on Sunday August 09, 2009 @02:40PM from the 12"-seems-a-bit-easier-on-the-eyes dept. HangingChad writes "Dell has retired their 12-inch Intel Atom-powered netbooks, they said today. The official reason — 'It really boils down to this: for a lot of customers, 10-inch displays are the sweet spot for netbooksLarger notebooks require a little more horsepower to be really useful.' Or is the real reason that 12-inch displays on netbooks cut into Intel's more profitable dual-core market and Dell's profit margins on higher-end machines?"