New processors that are slower... I understand it's for power consumption, but it's a downgrade for system performance and doesn't seem a step in the right direction with existing low power options already on the market. Unless of course this thing blows away the Atom in performance and can match power consumption. We'll see.
Hmm... sounds like Intel is trying to get back the market share AMD is starting to get in the laptop sector... this should be interesting. I still think a good AMD processor can beat whatever is about to come out in price/performance, just because of the surely reduced performance of these to save on power, and the guaranteed Intel i5/i7 price premium...
Well, that's a good thing. The Atom really wasn't made for computers, until companies thought of the idea of putting them into netbooks. They're not really meant to run a full-blown OS without lagging.
So, if these ULV chips offer better performance and good battery life, that's a good thing. Since they'll be 32nm, that definitely won't hurt at all either.