1/8/2006

Now This Is Dual Core!

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 11:05 am

Can’t decide between a PDA and a laptop? How about both in one? DualCor’s new CPC is the first device to run both full-scale
Windows XP and Windows Mobile 5.0, and yes, there’s a reason for it.

The CPC is a 6.5″ x 3.3″ x 1.2″, 1.2-pound brick with a 5-inch, extremely bright, 800×480 touch screen. The unit’s sides are festooned with three USB ports, a video port, audio in and out and a Type 2 Compact Flash slot. There’s no keyboard, so you have to attach a separate keyboard or use the on-screen keyboards and handwriting recognition built into XP Tablet PC Edition and Windows Mobile 5.0.

The real innovation is inside, and the innovation is wild. The CPC packs both a 1.5 GHz VIA C7-M chipset (for the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition side) and a 400 MHz Intel PXA263 chipset for the Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC side. The XP side even runs Vista.

The two sides share the 1 GB of DDR2 RAM memory and the FAT32-formatted 40 GB hard drive, which is accessed as the C: drive in Windows XP and as a virtual network drive on the Pocket PC side. The Pocket PC side also gets 1 MB of NAND Flash storage. 802.11g Wi-Fi is built in; a future model will have 3G cellular connectivity, according to DualCor president Steven Hanley. The XP side can display resolutions of up to 1600×1200 on an external monitor or 800×480 on the touch screen. The Pocket PC side just shows 800×480 at 96 dpi on the touch screen – it looks gorgeous.

Source: PC Mag

 

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