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Computex 2008: Unique UMPCs spotted

During Computex 08, we spotted some interesting non-big name alternatives to the ASUS Eee PC.

We spotted an interesting UMPC on display in a booth during Computex 2008.

Powered by XBurst 400 Mhz 32bit RISC CPU, the Alpha 400 runs Linux as its pre-installed Operating System.

It comes with 128MB RAM and 1-2GB of internal flash. Storage options includes usage of SD card of up to 32 GB via the internal SD card slot. The 7-inch LCD monitor screen offers 800 x 480 resolution.

Network access is available via an Ethernet port or an optional USB WiFi dongle. Earphone, microphone jacks are also available. The 21.2 X 14.2 X 3.3 cm laptop weighs only 0.7 Kg and is available in six colors.

The Alpha 400’s pre-installed, open source software includes Xiptech’s Xip Word and Xip Table which is compatible with Microsoft Office.

Specifications are as follows:

Processor: XBurst 400 Mhz 32 bit CPU
RAM: 128 MB
Storage: 1 GB or 2 GB Max NAND Flash
Display: 7 inch Digital Panel 800 x 480 true-color
USB: 3 ports
External Storage: SD Card
Input Device: Standard Mouse and Keyboard
Network Interface: 10/100 MB Ethernet
Unit Size: 21.2 X 14.2 X 3.3 cm
Weight: 0.7 Kg
Battery: 2.5 – 3 hours

For USD 250, Is it cheap enough for online chatting on the move? Or simply a tool for the busy executive on the move? You decide. =)

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