Intel Santa Rosa not limited to notebooks

Posted on Friday, Apr 28 2006 @ 12:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Register writes Intel's Santa Rosa platform won't solely be for notebooks, it will also be pitched at desktops HTPCs when it's launched in mid-Q1 to mid-Q2 2007.
'Desktop' is not quite the right word, of course, as we're talking living room systems. Crucially, the slides - posted by Chinese-language site HKEPC - claim Santa Rosa will "enable form-factor innovation", allowing manufacturers to offer Viiv-style entertainment PCs and ultra-sleek and mini systems for the home.

According to Intel's slides, Santa Rosa will deliver better acoustics - good for silent or near-silent systems - and enable thinner form-factors. The company admits the motherboard costs will be higher - approximately $95.88 to the $77.76 a board based on current Centrino technology costs - but with passive cooling and a superior integrated graphics core, overall system costs will be lower.


About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



Loading Comments