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New ultraportable PC offers Yahoo Go

Laptop giant shows off design at IDF Taipei

The world's largest contract laptop PC maker is branching out into UMPCs (ultramobile PCs), using a reference design from Intel and internet software from Yahoo.

Intel executives showed off the UMPC made by Quanta Computer today at the Intel Developer Forum in Taipei. The new device is a sign that Intel and other backers of the UMPC design are gaining further support from hardware makers, which will increase the variety of devices available as well as their functions. More UMPC contenders should also help drive down prices through market competition.

The model on show runs on Microsoft's Windows XP Tablet Edition OS and is Quanta's first product in the UMPC category. It will be the second Taiwanese company to enter the market, following the launch of Asustek's R2H last month.

Quanta's new UMPC runs Yahoo's Go for ultramobiles, a joint software effort with Intel designed to deliver digital entertainment on devices that use Intel Viiv technology, including Go TV, Yahoo photos and music, as well as other content. Intel did not say which specific functions the ultramobile PC version of Go includes.

Mooly Eden, Intel's general manager for the mobile platform group, declined to disclose further details about the device, and Quanta Computer officials could not immediately be reached for comment.


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