Intel: More Power, Less Power Usage

Yahoo/Reuters is reporting that Intel’s next mobile platform, “Napah”, and the CPUs – known as “Yonah” will use 25 percent less power while boosting performance, helping it stay on top of the fast-growing market. Scott Hillis writes that according to Keith Kressin (Intel’s mobile platform marketing chief), the new platform will use 28 percent less power while performing 68 percent better than its predecessor.

This will carry over into the ultraportable area, through the Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) “Yonah” CPUs that will be made available.

Ultimate Ultraportable: The Atari 800 XE Laptop

I heard about this a few days ago, but it was just in a discussion thread and the person doing this didn’t have their website updated. Now they do. Ben Heckendorn has created the ultimate ultraportable: The Atari 800 XE Laptop. It has a full keyboard, full 2-player controls, 16MB of storage, an 8″ TFT Display, and runs off of a Ni-MH battery.

It’s based on an Atari XE GS (Game System), which came out in 1987 (the last Atari 800-type computer produced).