Feeds

HP takes shine to VIA's Nano CPU?

'Order placed' for ultra low-power chip

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

HP looks set to adopt VIA's ultra low-power Nano processor, but as yet it's not known what the PC giant will use the CPU for.

The claim that HP has placed an order for an unknown quantity of Nanos comes from industry moles cited by DigiTimes.

If true, it's good news for VIA. How good depends on what HP plans to do with the processors when it gets them.

HP 2133 Mini-Note

HP's 2133 Mini-Note: now with C7-M inside... soon Nano?

VIA wants Nano to be seen as an alternative to Intel's very low-power Core 2 CPU, appearing in full-feature slimline notebooks, as opposed to a rival for Intel's Atom processor in the Small, Cheap Computers market.

It reckons its C7-M is more than sufficient for netbooks. And, indeed, HP is already using the C7-M in its 2133 Mini-Note tiny laptop.

If HP uses Nano in top-of-the-line kit, then VIA's new chip will be up there alongside Intel's Centrino and AMD's Turion Ultra. But if HP uses Nano simply to supersede the C7-M in its netbook range, then VIA's left exactly where it is now, trying to convince World+Dog that the chip really is more than a niche product for low cost, low performance little PCs.

Related Review VIA Nano ultra-low power processor

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on
Next driver to battle fake chips with 'non-invasive' methods
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.