Future UMPCs may use AMD chips

— 11:14 AM on March 21, 2006

Sources at Taiwan PC manufacturers have hinted that AMD chips may find their way into Ultra-Mobile PCs, also known as UMPCs. AMD Taiwan declined to comment about the prospect when quizzed by DigiTimes, but claimed that the UMPC sector still needs time to develop: "high costs, lack of market adoption and overlapping functions of notebooks are issues, which are also reasons why the Tablet PC has failed." AMD's low-power Geode chips, which use between 6W and 14W of power, could be viable alternatives to low-voltage Intel Celeron and VIA C7-M offerings. However, AMD's 25-35W Turion power envelope is likely too high for effective UMPC integration.

Like what we're doing? Pay what you want to support TR and get nifty extra features.
Top contributors
1. BIF - $340 2. Ryu Connor - $250 3. mbutrovich - $250
4. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200 5. End User - $150 6. Captain Ned - $100
7. Anonymous Gerbil - $100 8. Bill Door - $100 9. ericfulmer - $100
10. dkanter - $100
Tip: You can use the A/Z keys to walk threads.
View options

This discussion is now closed.