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Lora Heiny was at the WinHEC demo and got to see some neat stuff along with the other attendees.  One device she has written about on her blog that has not gotten much mention anywhere (likely overshadowed by Bill Gates’ UMPC) was a working prototype of […]

Lora Heiny was at the WinHEC demo and got to see some neat stuff along with the other attendees.  One device she has written about on her blog that has not gotten much mention anywhere (likely overshadowed by Bill Gates’ UMPC) was a working prototype of a slate from Intel.  The mobile entertainment device is designed to provide a full media center experience (with a detachable DVD drive on the back) and has some awesome specs.  Here are the specs from Lora’s article:

  • 8.9" wide screen
  • 2.5 lbs
  • Fanless design
  • Touch screen with hand-held controls
  • EL Panel (Electroluminescence)
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Integrated popout camera
  • WLAN
  • GPS Navigation System
  • Detachable DVD Drive
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • This example has a red case

I haven’t seen any pictures of this gadget but according to Lora it is a full blown Sonoma PC so it is pretty cool.  Intel indicated this device will ship in 2006.

By James Kendrick

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  1. There are photos in the new issue of Mobile PC Magazine.

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  2. Thanks, Lora! I’ll be sure and get my hands on it.

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