Intel reveals VIIV home entertainment brand


— 3:18 PM on August 24, 2005

Intel has revealed a new VIIV branding initiative for home entertainment PCs. Like its Centrino mobile brand, VIIV is made up of multiple components, including a dual-core Intel processor, Intel chipset, and Windows Media Center Edition. VIIV PCs will also include a remote control and Intel Quick Resume technology, which apparently allows systems to be powered on and off instantaneously. Expect VIIV-branded systems to launch early next year, hopefully alongside dual-core processors whose power consumption and heat output are a little more reasonable for the living room.

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