VIA Technologies will use the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) being held this week in Las Vegas to show off a host of high performance mini-notes, thin and light notebooks, eco-friendly PCs, and power efficient embedded systems.
Reports show that notebooks are outshipping desktops for the first time, with mini-notes the fastest growing segment of the mobile market, and VIA will be demonstrating why with a host of exciting new mobile systems based on the VIA Nano processor, as well as VIA C7 processor-based mini-note designs from the Global Mobility Bazaar program, an innovative industry infrastructure program aimed at driving the rapid global adoption of affordable mobile computing devices.
Among the key mobile systems to debut at Piero's is the new Dr. Mobile FreeStyle 1300n thin and light notebook. Powered by a choice of 1.2GHz and 1.3GHz VIA Nano processors, this stylish new device weighs less than 1.3kg and delivers stunning HD video performance through its superb 11.6-inch screen.
Also on show will be a variety of small form factor desktops from leading global manufacturers such as Foxconn and Shuttle, which couple a power efficient VIA Nano processor with one of VIA's highly integrated unified digital media chipsets, and an optional S3 Graphics ChromeT discrete GPU to deliver an optimized visual computing experience in a low power, space saving form factor.
VIA Embedded, the division of VIA that pioneered Mini-ITX, Nano-ITX and Pico-ITX boards, will showcase the latest ARTiGO builder kit, the A2000 barebone storage system, while a home server set-up based on the touch-screen VIPRO will show how the digital lifestyle in the home is starting to happen.
S3 Graphics will demonstrate the latest HD video and image applications using the all-new Chrome 500 series graphics cards running on a VIA Nano processor-based board, including an innovative application visualising the future of movie and other HD content streaming.
"Consumers have made it plain that what they want in a notebook or desktop PC is full functionality in a stylish, compact package," says Richard Brown, vice-president of corporate marketing at VIA Technologies. "At this event we want to give media a first look at the range of systems that will be driving the market in 2009."