Pentium M and Final Thoughts

Last year the Pentium M platform made a slight move into the desktop space with help from DFI and AOpen 855 chipset products.  This year we aren’t seeing as much of a pick up in Pentium M products as I would have expected, though a couple more are coming soon.

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The AOpen i915A-HFS is a desktop, ATX form factor motherboard for the Pentium M market that will offer PCI Express, DDR2 dual channel memory and some great video output options.

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You can see the AOpen board above sports a VGA, DVI, S-Video, Component and even HDMI output!  This is a video PC lover’s dream board.

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Though we already saw it in the server section, this MSI board deserves one last look here.  The 915G chipset offers again the PCIe and DDR2 support the Pentium M platform needed for any kind of desktop penetration.

Final Thoughts

While the show this year did have its fair share of interesting products to show off, without the releases of the LGA775 platform (like last year’s show) or any other changes very drastic happening or on the horizon, this year’s Computex lacked a bit of the pizzazz that past years have had. 

I did attend the VIA Technology Forum again this year and was pleased with the amount of information I took from it.  You can be sure you to see an article this week around that part of the Computex week as well here on PC Perspective. 

That’s it for this years show and I am glad to be home.  I know that quite a few companies in our industry are going to be keeping me busy throughout the week!

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