updated 11:35 am EDT, Thu May 6, 2010
ExoPC to sport Broadcom graphics, due in fall
An update about the ExoPC tablet from BlogueDeGeek reveals that the 8.9-inch device will sport a Broadcom Crystal HD graphics chipset that would give it the capability to play back 1080p HD videos. Previously, the graphics were handled by an integrated Intel GMA950 chipset. According to the report, the device will also be released in France on September 7th, which could also be the same release date for North America.
The Crystal HD chipset accelerates H.264, VC-1, WMV and MPEG-2 video files, and is energy efficient. Otherwise, a typical 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU is onboard along with 2GB of RAM, while storage comes from a solid state drive and SD memory cards. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and an Ethernet connection are integrated as well. A 1.3-megapixel camera, three USB ports, a VGA output and a SIM card slot round out the hardware features.
Battery life is rated at four hours, while the device will support apps and e-books. The ExoPC is said to cost $599.