Qualcomm shows Eee PC running Android OS

Qualcomm and Asus are two great tastes that taste great together. A laptop manufacturer and a cell phone cpu manufacturer are teaming up to create a low end, low power, low cost laptop

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Asus Eee PC
Asus Eee PC

You wouldn’t think Asus could keep up the blistering pace of development. But here they are once again first to market with a device that uses less power, costs less for the CPU and uses a free OS from none other than Google Inc. What could be better for a bona fide addict of the Google Desktop? Check out the specs on the Snapdragon CPU here.

If I purchase a netbook at all, this is going to be the one I want just for reading blogs and posting to WordPress. This IS my next computer as far as I’m concerned.

” The new laptop — which Qualcomm calls a smartbook — is thinner and lighter than current members of Asustek’s Eee PC netbook lineup because the 1GHz Snapdragon processor that it uses does not require a heat sink or a cooling fan, said Hank Robinson, vice president of business development at Qualcomm.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon includes a 1GHz Arm processor core, a 600MHz digital-signal processor and hardware video codecs. Currently, Asustek’s Eee PC line of netbooks relies on Intel processors, in particular the low-cost, low-power Atom chip, which has an x86 processor core.”

via Good Gear Guide.

Author: carpetbomberz

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