Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Mar 2006 21:32 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In a preview of Tuesday afternoon's demonstration, Intel Marketing Director Brad Graff showed CNET News.com several of the Ultra Mobile PC devices, including an example of the kind of hardware that will ship in the next few weeks as part of the Microsoft effort. As earlier reported, the first devices have a 7-inch touch screen, standard x86 processors, and can run full versions of desktop operating systems including the Windows XP variant being used for Origami.
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Too much
by miscz on Wed 8th Mar 2006 00:00 UTC
miscz
Member since:
2005-07-17

Origami tries to be everything - PDA and notebook at the same time. It fails as being any of them - it's too big to be carried everywhere and it's too uncomfortable to use it as a normal PC.

BTW, did I see Halo on this device or am I going mad? Are they going to market it toward gamers? o.O

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RE: Too much
by CPUGuy on Wed 8th Mar 2006 00:03 in reply to "Too much"
CPUGuy Member since:
2005-07-06

They had Halo running at like 2FPS (probably just showing that it is indeed full-blown Windows).

The device itself is being marketed as something to use around the house and for the $500 mark. It's not meant to be taken around everywhere, just around the house.

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RE[2]: Too much
by miscz on Wed 8th Mar 2006 10:30 in reply to "RE: Too much"
miscz Member since:
2005-07-17

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV1WGDW37c0

This seems like an official advertisement and there is a guy playing Halo. Other stuff they show can be easily accomplished using simple and much smaller PDA.

Edited 2006-03-08 10:33

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