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ECS markets a UMPC sized device as a Tablet PC with FCC approval

Elitegroup Computer Systems has just received the Federal Communications Commission's thumbs-up on its version of an ultra mobile PC.

The H70 is an Intel Pentium M powered UMPC which will come in two different models: Value and Premium. The Value model comes with an Intel Celeron M 900MHz CPU with a 400MHz front-side bus and 512KB L2 cache, 256MB of DDR400 flavored SDRAM, and a 30GB hard while the Premium model will come with an Intel Pentium M ULV 1GHz CPU with a 400MHz front-side bus and 2MB of L2 cache, 512MB of DDR400 SDRAM, and a larger 60GB hard drive.

According to UMPC News, both models will feature a 7-inch WVGA TFT display at 800x480 resolution, a 3-in-1 flash reader, a 1.3 megapixel camera, high-definition 7.1 channel audio with built-in speaker and mic, 802.11b/g WLAN and Bluetooth capabilities, and a touch sensitive screen with a stylus, which is standard on UMPCs, and a Synaptics pointing stick.

All sources stressed that the H70 is not going to be marketed as an Origami device, but rather a Tablet PC. Pricing has not been seen on the H70 but we should expect to see numbers around those of other UMPC devices.

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7.1 sound?
By Homerboy on 5/4/2006 12:17:57 PM , Rating: 3
thank god its got 7.1 sound!

RE: 7.1 sound?
By Master Kenobi on 5/4/2006 1:20:24 PM , Rating: 2
Yea wtf? Seriously, thats like sticking Surround Sound on my Cell Phone....

RE: 7.1 sound?
By Burning Bridges on 5/4/2006 3:35:43 PM , Rating: 2

Obviously you don't need sound on a phone.. I mean it's not like you want to hear the person at the other end, is it??! ;D

RE: 7.1 sound?
By Myrandex on 5/4/2006 10:32:24 PM , Rating: 2
I think you missed that whole surround word..

Robocop's UMPC?
By tkengland on 5/4/2006 10:47:15 PM , Rating: 2
Is it just me or does it have sort of a clunky late 80's aesthetic to it? It looks more "tough" than "sexy". I personally only care about performance, but I would think that thing would be tough to market next to a sleeker, curvier, brushed metal competitor.

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