Intel Inks New Blueprints for UMPCs, Plans on Better Battery Life

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Intel is having a tough time getting their UMPCs to take off, so in an attempt to give their oversized handhelds a jolt, they're building an entirely new UMPC platform. The platform will be dubbed McCaslin and will be based around chip named Stealey. The CPU will support the Premium Vista OS, yet it'll be more energy efficient than current UMPCs. Kinda contradicts one another, but we're for anything that gives UMPCs an extra edge over buying a cheaper ultraportable.

Intel to Unveil New UMPC Platform [The Inquirer]

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We're in an age of compromise, the crossover vehicle and the color etch-a-sketch when you could do with a phone or a laptop. Nothing like a 9 inch screen and no keyboard to pretend you're using a computer, yet lugging around the same thing and watching batteries. Just get a notebook already instead of running a Light Bright applet to feel it was a useful purchase.