Friday, January 9, 2009

New Nova UMPC shown at CES 2009

I'm just being meany right now, in just few minutes before the Palm event will start on 10:00AM PST at CES 2009, I want to tease you guys to ease the tension from waiting. Umm... maybe I did the opposite when I intentionally write partial of the news at the title up there. ;-p

This is not the Palm's Nova, but instead it is Nova Mobility Systems' new SideArm 2. The SideArm 2 is an UMPC based on Intel Atom processor, it's encased in magnesium, sealed and drop tested for rugged use. According to Hot Hardware report; Nova is slated to release multiple versions of its SideArm 2 product line tailored uniquely to different users ranging from Industrial, Military, Professional Business and Consumer models. Operating Systems supported are Microsoft Vista, XP and Linux. Here's a quick rundown on the specs inside:

  • Intel Atom 1.1 GHz Z510 with US15W Chipset
  • 1GB Memory standard with 2GB option
  • 800 x 480 7" LED display with daylight readable option
  • Palm rejection touch screen
  • 4GB Disk on Module solid state storage and Micro
  • SD card expansion standard
  • 8GB,16GB and 32GB DOM solid state storage optional per slot (2 slots)
  • 60 - 120GB HDD or 32 - 64GB SSD option
  • One handed fully sealed backlit QWERTY keyboard with numeric keypad standard
  • PC express card
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • SD card slot
  • GPS
  • Primary 3 hour Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
  • WiFi 802.11a/b/g and Bluetooth V2.0 Integrated
  • 3G (option)

Download this PDF file for full specifications.

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