Intel launched its Ultra Mobile PC 2007
platform in April and a number of UMPCs using the platform have since been
announced. We've seen offerings from Samsung, Fujitsu and Asus. Amtek is adding
its name to the list with the
The U560 makes use of an 800MHz Intel A110 processor and
comes equipped with 512MB of RAM and a 40GB 1.8" 4200RPM HDD. The display
used is a 4.8" 1024x600 which slides up to reveal a backlit split-qwerty
One of the main complaints of Sony's VAIO UX series
has been its small 4.5" 1024x600 display which causes many users to squint
in order to read text. The U560's 4.8" screen isn't likely to be much
better in this regard. Samsung's Q1 Ultra lineup also offers a 1024x600
resolution, but is available with a larger 7" display.
Other features of the U560 include a 1.3MP webcam, Bluetooth
2.0+EDR, 802.11a/b/g, Synaptics-based pointer, CompactFlash slot, two USB 2.0
ports and an integrated stand. A docking station with a built-in slot-loading
optical drive is also available.
The Amtek U560 is expected to launch in the second half of
this year with an expected price tag of around $1,200 USD.