VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor
platforms, today announced that it will participate in the annual Lunch@Piero's media event, to be held during CES
in Las Vegas on January 8th and 9th.
Attendees will be able to see a host of high performance mini-notes, thin and
light notebooks, eco-friendly PCs, and power efficient embedded systems designed
for a new digital world where Small is Beautiful, all made possible through
VIA's expertise in platform miniaturization.
Recent 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
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" 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 Chrome™ discrete GPU to deliver an
optimized visual computing experience in a low power, space saving form
VIA Embedded, the pioneering division of VIA that brought you Mini-ITX,
Nano-ITX and Pico-ITX boards, will showcase the latest ARTiGO builder kit, the
A2000 barebone storage system, while an innovative 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 visualizing 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," said Richard Brown, Vice
President of Corporate Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "At this event we want
to give media a first look at the range of systems that will be driving the
market in 2009."