Intel shows off UMPC prototype

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 08 2006 @ 22:04 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel showed off a prototype of an UMPC prototype. It runs Windows XP Tablet PC Edition and uses a low-power x86 processor (probably a ULV Pentium M or ULV Core Solo) and a large 7-inch touch screen.

The first generation will have a battery life of about three hours and will retail for just under $1,000.
First generation devices are expected to ring in at just under $1,000 and will likely be used by business professionals and tech geeks who must have the latest and greatest. Subsequent generations of the platform are expected to filter down to the $500 price range where they're be more accessible to everyday consumers.

"We expect this to be a real consumer product and to do that, you have to be able to hit real consumer price points," said Intel Marketing Director Brad Graff .
More info and a photo at Daily Tech.


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