|New on-the-go concept mobile PC from Intel|
Posted: 02-Mar-2005 [Source: Intel]
[Intel intros a new ultra-mobile notebook PC at the Intel Developer Forum featuring a touch screen that doubles as a flat surface speaker, wireless keyboard, detachable DVD player, GPS, built-in camera and array microphones, WLAN connectivity and more. ]
San Francisco -- Intel Corporation today unveiled new concept mobile PC designs. In its third generation, the mobile concept PC program has been delivering tangible examples of Intel's vision for how notebook computers might evolve within the next two to three years and opportunities for growth in the PC industry. Today, Intel is introducing two notebooks and one desktop PC design that build upon capabilities introduced last year with Intel's "Florence" concept systems.
The on-the-go concept mobile PC is a new, ultra-mobile notebook PC that would allow consumers in the future to enjoy digital entertainment away from, in and around the home. Intel envisions that software would allow consumers to access ("outside-in") and/or synchronize ("sync-n-go") content from a digital home PC or network to use with the concept mobile PC.
Small enough to fit in the user's hands, its touch screen doubles as a flat surface speaker, eliminating the need for a keyboard. The unit is designed to aid easy communications for on-the-go consumers. It comes equipped with a wired or wireless keyboard, detachable DVD player, GPS navigation system, a built-in camera and array microphones. It also offers a sneak peek at future computing and communication capabilities, including WLAN connectivity, advanced PC system features and performance benefits.
In his keynote today, Sean Maloney, Intel executive vice president and general manager, Mobility Group, showed the first demonstration of a method for integrating the on-the-go concept mobile PC into a Land Rover. It exemplifies how innovative integration designs could enhance the in-car entertainment, communications and computing experience.
In this special collaboration, the demonstration showed how the PC is integrated into a Land Rover via a docking station so the PC can be easily taken in and out of the car. This allows users to easily enjoy their personal media - such as music and movies - while on the road. The concept mobile PC interfaces wirelessly to the car speakers via a Bluetooth audio adapter and allows the PC's GPS functions to be used for car navigation.
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