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The ultramobile PC
The ultramobile PC, or UMPC. These devices, which have screens measuring 5 inches to 7 inches across, come with the same software and hardware as standard notebooks. The idea is that these devices will serve as portable entertainment centers, BlackBerrys and also sometimes cell phones. The first ones come out in a few weeks, according to Mooly Eden, vice president of Intel's mobility group. The UMPCs are somewhat experimental, Intel admits. While Sony and others have tried these before, they have been priced at about $1,500. The UMPCs will sell for under $1,000.
Lenovo?s X41 tablet
Lenovo's X41 tablet. The PC company, a combination of a Chinese PC giant and IBM's old PC group, has begun to sell consumer computers outside of China.
Florence, the notebook
Behold the majesty of Florence. A few years ago, Intel unveiled a prototype notebook called Florence, with a keyboard that could be folded under the screen and a detachable VoIP handset. Now, companies like Alienware sell notebooks based on Florence designs, demonstrating that the concept designs do make it out of the labs.