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Pegatron shows netbook with Palm Pre's CPU

updated 04:40 pm EDT, Mon July 27, 2009

Pegatron Pre-powered PC

Pegatron, a subsidiary of ASUS, has built a prototype netbook that uses the same ARM Cortex A8 chip on its Freescale iMX515 CPU that's in the Palm Pre smartphone. In the nameless netbook, however, the chip is clocked at 1GHz rather than the 600MHz in the Pre. While the clock speed is lower than that in the majority of Intel Atom-powered netbooks, the Pegatron netbook's CPU is capable of playing back 720p HD movies and supporting 3D games.

Energy efficiency is one of the benefits of the system, as the two-cell battery is apparently good for up to 8 hours, with a minimum of 4.5 hours. Otherwise, the netbook sports two USB ports, a VGA output and a memory card reader.

No pricing or release information for the ARM-powered Pegatron netbook is known, or whether it will even make it into production. [via CNET]






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