Having largely failed to dent Intel's share of the netbook processor market, Taiwan's VIA is having another go, this time pitching a part at the nascent handheld internet tablet arena - and on the back of the ARM architecture. The chip in question is the Prizm 8510, a system-on-a-chip being released by a company called …
It wont catch fire if you block the air vents, so why not call it a laptop?
Looks very interesting, but what was the point of PATA?
Could be a great product if running RISC OS
Come on guys, speak to RISC OS Ltd (http://www.riscos.com) and get the original ARM based operating system up and running on this product. The specs sound like it is something RISC OS was be fantastic on!
Hmm, the ARM core isn't modern
It's ain't getting into netbooks with old ARM9 or ARM11 level cores, unless they've worked out how to clock them over 1GHz (45/55/65nm?). SoCs using Cortex A8s and soon A9s will be the ones to look out for.
The PATA will be for all those device manufacturers who have bulk bought PATA drives to stick in DVR boxes etc. For instance my fairly new BT Vision box has a PATA hard drive (although I guess it was designed a while ago, no doubt the replacement will have SATA).
Still looks interesting, especially coupled with as Paul mentions, Risc OS or some sort of Linux (maybe Ubuntu or Debian?).