Not to be mistaken with Core Duo processors from Intel, a
company named DualCor launched what it calls the hybrid PC, PDA and mobile
phone -- in one. Called the cPC DualCor calls it a handtop PC which it says combines PC power with the mobility of a
PDA and will always stay connected like a cell phone. The cPC is larger than
your typical PDA but is smaller than your average laptop.
What DualCor hopes will attract customers is the fact that
the cPC is flexible about its software. Being able to run Windows XP Tablet PC
edition or Windows Mobile 5.0, you can choose which features really apply to
you and install the appropriate software. For power users, Windows XP TPC can
be installed to provide extra functionality and complete software compatibility
with its desktop version.
The cPC being the size that it is also comes equipped with
specifications that best even some full-sized laptops. With standard options,
the cPC comes with a 40GB hard drive, 1GB of DDR2 memory and 1GB of NAND flash
memory. The NAND memory stores critical OS and boot software so that the device
can start operating as soon as a user turns it on. In fact, the cPC never really
turns off. With standby hours in the hundreds of hours, the cPC is ready for
For processing power, the cPC uses a low power Via C7-M
processor running at 1.5GHz and an Intel Xscale PXA263 processor running at 400MHz. Depending on which OS customers choose to use, the cPC can switch
between either one of the processors. The dual processor switching feature is something
just not found on PDAs or laptops. DualCor finishes things off with a generous
5 inch screen sporting an 800x480 resolution -- a 16:10 ratio good enough for
DVD quality movies.
You can find more about DualCor’s cPC here.