VIA announces motherboard for low price mini notebook that supports playing of HD videos etc.

VIA has announced a motherboard for a new low price mini notebook maker.

Unlike the platform adopting the conventional Atom processor, it is a sophisticated model that supports hardware playback of HD movies, H.264 format movies and so on by itself.

Details are as below.
News Release VIA Surfboard Rolls Out Peak HD Performance for Mini-Notebooks - VIA Technologies, Inc.

According to this release, VIA announced "VIA Surfboard C 855 Reference Design" as a motherboard for low price mini notebook.

It is equipped with a 1.6 GHz VIA C7-M ULV processor and a "VIA VX 855" chipset with built-in graphics function, and it can also be equipped with Bluetooth, wireless LAN, GPS, third generation mobile phone and so on.

In addition, it supports hardware playback of H.264, MPEG-2/4, VC-1, WMV 9 format movies, and it is said that CPU usage can be suppressed to less than 40% when playing HD movies , It supports up to 1366 x 768 internal display and 1920 x 1440 external display output.

It is quite interesting model, but will low-price mini-note which actually adopted this motherboard come out?

in Note,   Hardware, Posted by darkhorse_log