COMPUTEX 2007：Intel 展場巡禮
The Intel booth took a lot of space (as usual) , complete with the obligatory mobo wall. Most of this year's exhibition focuses on the new chipsets, but we did find a few gems lying around, including the 2007 version of their "concept" UMPC, which looks ironically familiar. Click on the find out why.
Yes, this is the 2007 Donley UMPC. Looks familiar? Maybe it's because it's featured in the article "Intel's MID UMPCs: So long XP/Vista, hello Linux" (it's in the gallery) a few weeks back, and, as we can tell you now with confidence, Vista's still alive and kicking on the Donley's 5" screen. Other specs include a 3 hr battery life, a 1.3mp camera, and a very interesting flip screen (video follows). For some reason we got no info on the more "inner" specs such as CPU and RAM, but it shouldn't be too bad since it's capable of running vista. The concept UMPC itself may never hit the market, but it should cost "around 700 USD" if it does.
Another interesting thing that popped up is an arcade machine based on the x86 architecture. Video quality is mediocre at best, making the initial-D-look-alike game seem as if it's an antique from around 2002. But to it's credit, using a x86 architecture should effectively lower both hardware and development costs, perfect for developing countries.