Intel wants Handtop PC devices to run Windows Vista within couple of years

Posted on Wednesday, August 24 2005 @ 11:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
BargainPDA reports Intel's CEO Paul Otellini disclosed plans at the IDF to create new small device called handtops. These ultra-energy efficient Handtop PC devices should provide a converged communication and PC-like experience, while require less than a watt of processing power and weigh under a pound (450g). You could say the handtop will become a PDA with more power and longer battery life.
The end goal is to create high-power processors that consume .5 watts or less. These PDA-like devices would be larger than current PDAs, but smaller than micro-notebooks. When Intel is able to create concept devices with that much juice, they'll be able to forego watered-down mobile operating systems, jumping directly to Windows Vista, the next generation operating system that will be replacing Windows XP in the next few months.

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