Next year Intel will debut its Menlow UMPC platform, which will enable UMPC devices to offer a battery life of 6 hours and 10.5 hours of standby. The platform features a 64-bit processor with clock speeds of up to 2GHz, 400MHz or 533MHz DDR2 memory, solid-state NAND flash and discrete GPUs.
The Menlow platform's battery life will be up to twice as high as current UMPCs. But Intel is preparing even better UMPC platforms. By mid-2009 we can expect Moorestown, which will eat 20 times less power than the first UMPCs. The chip giant claims Moorestown will offer a battery life of up to 24 hours, the platform will combine a processor, GPU and memory controller in one chip.
According to Intel the Moorestown will be up to 50 percent faster in graphics applications than the upcoming Menlow platform.