VIA is the bastard step-child of the CPU industry for a reason, Sloppy machine code, non-standard implementation of standard processes, and no innovation combine to make VIA chips perfect CPUs to run in a ROM based car computer but little else.
They actually make full notebooks, (built-in DVD, expandable memory, 2.5" drive), based on these chips?
If you can wait a few months, TSMC is making Atom SOCs (system on a chip) for Intel. Those should draw much less power than the current offerings, and hence much longer battery life.
Thanks mate; although, it sounds nice but since it's going to be a new technology then I suppose the price will be quite dear. Am I right? While I'm only willing to pay £200 on top. Please correct me if I'm worng.
Frankly, I do have a Sony Vaio laptop which I paid more than £2000 for; however, it's too big (17in) and I'm looking for something so small and cheap.