However, Taiwan-based motherboard makers think that the high unit price of supporting processors could pose as a barrier to entering into the consumer desktop market.The Santa Rosa Centrino platform is expected in the first week of May.
PC makers such as AOpen, Sony and Shuttle have used mobile on desktop (MoDT) platforms to create small form factor systems targeted primarily at noise or space sensitive environments, such as SOHO and living room PC markets. However, these systems have found difficulty in expanding sales in to the wider desktop market due to higher costs, lower performance, and lower expansion options compared to traditional desktop systems.
Intel Santa Rosa for Viiv platform too
Posted on Friday, Apr 13 2007 @ 08:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck