Intel showcases East Fork - Mac mini clone?

Posted on Friday, June 03 2005 @ 1:02 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel is showcasing the East Fork platform at Computex. It is designed to be as small as a typical optical drive, but will feature dual-core Pentium M processors and other features such as wireless LAN.

Intel calls it the new mobile form-factor for digital home. East Fork will basically be a bundle of components with a special brand-name, just like the Centrino platform.

Some people call it a clone of the Mac mini from Apple but there are some differences. The Mac mini is designed to be cheap without offering superior performance, while Intel's East Fork is expected to provide some serious performance with its dual-core Pentium M 'Yonah' processor. But Intel's new form factor will be more pricey than Apple's Mac mini. More details at X-bit Labs

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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.

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