Intel has officially launched a new platform which has been circling around the web for a while. The UMPC platform, also known as â€œMcCaslinâ€, features two new Intel processors, the A100 and A110, and a chipset in which the total space occupied by these components is spectacularly reduced.
The A100 and A110 processor are based on the Dothan 90nm process which is the previous generation Pentium M processors clocked at 600 MHz and 800 Mhz. Pentium M technology is a lot faster than the Celeron Ms used by current UMPCs.
Designs for the future UMPCs are expected to match the form factor of PDAs and SmartPhones like the OQO model 02 and the Sony VAIO VGN-UX180P which already set the standards for miniature handhelds. Intel is also promising better power saving capabilities as they target a 4-5 hours of battery life.
New UMPC Platform from Intel
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