Announced: Acorn Revived! To Produce Notebooks

Acorn Solonote SN-1
Updated: The models are
Acorn Solonote sn-1 (Intel) and
Acorn Solonote sn-2 (AMD)

In a very surprising move, Acorn Computers is making a comeback, this time in the area of notebook computers. According to Reg Hardware, Acorn will produce, among other notebooks, a 12.1-inch ultraportable notebook, the Acorn Solo Note that will have a widescreen display, run Windows XP, and include Sun’s Star Office. That’s all we know for now – the rest of the details will be revealed on May 10th, 2006, when the Solo Note, as well as Acorn’s other offerings, are revealed publicly. In addition the company(s) or individual(s) behind this will be revealed as well.

Acorn has a very interesting history, as Reg Hardware points out:

That one-time pioneer of British home computing Acorn is to sprout once again. The creator of the Atom, Electron, Archimedes and BBC Micro machines, of the ARM chip company and of the RISC OS is to be revived next week as a purveyor of notebook PCs.

Full article at Reg Hardware
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