VIA Announces NanoBook UMD Reference Design
Taipei, Taiwan, 05 June 2007 VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and device platform solutions, will unveil the new VIA NanoBook UMD (Ultra Mobile Device) Reference Design at VTF2007 on 6 June 2007 in Taipei. Designed to meet the needs of today’s Mobility 2.0 lifesty cheap ugg boots le, the VIA NanoBook packs the performance, connectivity and functionality of a notebook PC into a sleek and light ultra p cheap ugg boots ortable clamshell form factor that weighs less than 850g.
To provide users with additional flexibility when they are on the move, the VIA NanoBook also features a USB slot next to the screen that will enable the snap in integration of a variety of World Time Clock/Calendar, GPS, VOIP, and broadband wireless modules. “The VIA NanoBook UMD Reference Design turns my dream of creating a full featured Ultra Mobile Device that delivers a rich computing, communications, and Internet computing experience into a reality,” said Wenchi Chen, President and CEO of VIA Technologies, Inc. “With its highly functional yet ultra compact form factor and extended battery life, it will enable people to enjoy the Mobility 2.0 lifestyle at any place and any time.”
I think there is a grey area where a device is too small to be comfortably used like a laptop and too big to be conveniently portable, and this thing looks like it fits right into that zone. It’s way too big to fit in a pocket and if I’m going to carry something around in a bag, it might as well be a laptop with a bigger screen, more functionality and a better keyboard. That’s probably wh cheap ugg boots y UMPCs haven’t quite taken off. I also don’t like that a lot of the potential screen real estate is being wasted (I’m refering to the large hole in cheap ugg boots the bottom and the old school non backlit LCD display). I’d imagine this thing is about the same size as a 11″ laptop and the only advantage it seems to have is better battery life.