TECHXNY - Compaq previews new Evo laptop

Combining an upcoming low-power Intel chip with its newly re-designed Evo line of computers, Compaq on Wednesday announced plans to begin shipping an Evo Notebook N200 powered by Intel's Tualatin chip, officials for Compaq said here at TECHXNY.

The N200 system, scheduled to ship later this year, will deliver as many as 8 hours of use on a single battery charge, according to Compaq officials. Weighing less than 3 pounds, the N200 will offer a full range of features including 802.11b wireless options, the 1.13GHz Intel chip, 128MB of memory, a 20GB hard drive, 2 USB ports, and a 10.4-inch XGA TFT display, officials said.

Pricing will be available when the N200 system begins to ship, Compaq officials said.

The N200 system will be powered by Intel's Tualatin chip, the code name for Intel's 0.13-micron Mobile Pentium III processor. The Intel chip, set to ship in the third quarter of this year, will be one of the first Intel chips manufactured to 0.13-micron architecture, according to Intel. The chip consumes less power, and runs cooler than Intel's current mobile chips built to 0.18-micron specifications, according to Intel.

At the announcement, Frank Spindler, Intel's vice president of mobile products, said to expect even better mobile performance and battery life from Intel chips expected to debut in 2003. The future chips, produced at Intel's fabrication facility in Israel, will boast a "new architecture" unlike current Intel mobile chips, said Spindler.

Compaq is expected to embrace all future Intel chips for its product lines. On Monday, the computer maker announced it would retire its Unix-based 64-bit Alpha processors in support of Intel's 64-bit Itanium processors. The move was seen by industry experts as a long-term commitment to the Intel platform.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Dan Neel

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?