Computex 2008: Unique UMPCs spotted
During Computex 08, we spotted some interesting non-big name alternatives to the ASUS Eee PC.
We spotted an interesting UMPC on display in a booth during Computex 2008.
Powered by XBurst 400 Mhz 32bit RISC CPU, the Alpha 400 runs Linux as its pre-installed Operating System.
It comes with 128MB RAM and 1-2GB of internal flash. Storage options includes usage of SD card of up to 32 GB via the internal SD card slot. The 7-inch LCD monitor screen offers 800 x 480 resolution.
Network access is available via an Ethernet port or an optional USB WiFi dongle. Earphone, microphone jacks are also available. The 21.2 X 14.2 X 3.3 cm laptop weighs only 0.7 Kg and is available in six colors.
The Alpha 400′s pre-installed, open source software includes Xiptech’s Xip Word and Xip Table which is compatible with Microsoft Office.
Specifications are as follows:
|Processor:||XBurst 400 Mhz 32 bit CPU|
|Storage:||1 GB or 2 GB Max NAND Flash|
|Display:||7 inch Digital Panel 800 x 480 true-color|
|External Storage:||SD Card|
|Input Device:||Standard Mouse and Keyboard|
|Network Interface:||10/100 MB Ethernet|
|Unit Size:||21.2 X 14.2 X 3.3 cm|
|Battery:||2.5 – 3 hours|
For USD 250, Is it cheap enough for online chatting on the move? Or simply a tool for the busy executive on the move? You decide. =)
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