Think the 1.6 pound Apple iPad is a bit too heavy to hold in one hand? Intel showed off a new tablet based on the upcoming Intel Atom Z6xx series Moorestown chipset with GMA 600 graphics last week, and Chippy from UMPC Portal reports that it weighs just 0.9 pounds — or just over half as much as the iPad.
The tablet is called the NFS N-Pad, and it’s not entirely clear at this point whether it’s just a tech demo or a real product that could come to market soon. But the N-pad is thin, light, and has an x86-based processor which is capable of running Google Android, MeeGo Linux, or other operating systems, possibly including Windows.
You can check out Chippy’s hands-on video after the break.
via Netbook News
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The sad fact is the non-apple side needs these chips out now, not in seven to tweleve months.
Well, its tempting since, at least, it doesn’t include MS software but one devil (Intel) is still in the pack. If no sufficient ARM/Linux solution comes by Christmas, I may take a look at it in 2011.
I’m in the same position. No Wintel for me, thanks
If MS and Intel are devil, what would that make ARM and Apple/Steven Jobs? Saints?
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