MSI using Intel Diamondville to combat Asus Eee PC
Subject: Mobile | January 29, 2008 - 11:25 AM | Ryan Shrout
According to Engadget MSI is working on an Eee PC competitor using Intel's Diamondville, ultra-low power processing platform.
We're short on specifics, but MSI looks to be getting behind Intel's upcoming 45nm Diamondville
processor in a big way -- a totally unsurprising turn of events.
Diamondville is pretty much built from the ground up for powering
low-cost ultraportables of the Eee PC's ilk, so we're sure to be seeing
it in all sorts of cheap computers in the coming year or so, but MSI is
one of the first to announce a budget laptop built around the platform.
The chip is due to be formally unveiled in April, and MSI says the
"when Diamondville is ready, our project will be ready." That should be
around July or August, and we can't wait to see those design chops (pictured above) put to good use.