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Saint Song Espresso
Pocket PC
by Rick Smith (November 16, 2000)


 

In a space slightly larger than a 1960's transistor radio, SaintSong has managed to cram all the functionality of an ENTIRE desktop PC. The Espresso is not only decked out with desktop-class RAM, Celeron processor, and hard drive, but also connectors for VGA out, TV out, mouse, keyboard, 2 USB ports, earphone and microphone.

If that’s not enough, SaintSong has included a TouchPad on the face of the unit, so all you need is a monitor and keyboard and your all set. In fact, due to its small size, it could easily be mistaken for you new “mouse”. Even a slimline CD-ROM drive is larger than the Espresso computer.

Instead of just carrying around a portable storage device or removable media, you can carry an entire computer INCLUDING the media!

Specifications:

  • Intel Socket 370 CPU (Celeron 466+ MHz, Pentium /// 500+ Mhz)

  • Intel 810 video chipset with 3D video acceleration, hardware motion compensation for software MPEG2 at 30 fps

  • 4 MB shared video memory - resolution up to 1024x768, 16.7 million colors

  • RAM size up to 256 MB - single 64 bit 144 pin SODIMM module

  • 2.5” hard drive - 9.5 mm - supports PIO mode up to 4, UltraDMA 33/66.

  • 16 bit stereo - Sound Blaster and AdLib compatible, full duplex 3-D stereo sound

  • Video output compatible with VGA CRT monitor, Video input LCD panel, projector or NTSC/PAL TV. S- Video port.

  • Docking station is available which includes floppy, 24X CD-ROM drive, serial and parallel ports and 2 more USB ports. An alternate version replaces the CD-ROM drive with a DVD drive.

  • Weighs only 460 grams (about a pound) working weight - with fan and hard drive. Power adapter is 250 grams.

    Copyright © 2006 Rick Smith All rights reserved.

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