Intel shows Atom-powered Eee PC clones
Same spec, but faster CPU
IDF Intel was keen to show off its Atom processor in the run-up to Intel Developer Forum (IDF), and drummed up a trio of machines to show it off - including the 7in Asus Eee PC.
Asus' plan to adopt Atom is well known, at least as far as the upcoming 8.9in Eee PC 900 goes. Less well known is new brand Thinno, which was showing its unnamed Eee-alternative. Demo'd with two laptops - one running Red Hat Linux; the other, Windows XP - the Thinno machines were fitted with 1.6GHz Atoms and 512MB of memory.
Thinno's Atom-based Eee PC rival
It's not clear how much storage they have, or whether it's in the form of a hard disk or a solid-state drive. We'll find out and let you know.
We can say they have 7in, 800 x 480 displays, and a port array stretching beyond the Eee's SD card slot, 10/100Mb/s Ethernet, VGA output and three USB ports to include an ExpressCard 34 bay.
The specification, like the brand, of the third machine remains a mystery, and its non-existent set of ports suggests it's a prototype rather than a system that's ready to roll.
And the mystery Eee alternative
love this baby laptop space right now.
recently bought an HPTX1340ea, but i'd like one of those 8" EEE's, they look cool. i think the extra screen space is what was need over the previous 7".
discussing it here:
all welcome! :)
Re: Stop where is the bird?
So where are the Bird's then?!
All I see is that grubby Teletubby Hill from XP
Judging by the name, presumably the Thinno bird on the beach will not suffer from so much cellulite?
Non existent set of ports...
"The specification, like the brand, of the third machine remains a mystery, and its non-existent set of ports suggests it's a prototype rather than a system that's ready to roll."
Much like the MacBook Air then?
"Mystery Eee alternative"
Mystery? No mystery at all. With "no ports" it must be an Apple... :)