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Friday, April 13, 2007

VIA breaks into the Chinese market with HP

VIA Technologies appears to have broken into the desktop market with the world's largest PC maker in what could become the world's largest market - China.
HP is using VIA's 20W, 1.5GHz C7-D desktop processor for its HP Compaq dx2020 commercial desktop PC for the Chinese market.
VIA has been shipping low power embedded processors and motherboards with great success but has not really broken in to the commercial market.
“It is vital that companies across China, not just in the largest cities, gain access to the vast productivity, efficiency and online resource benefits of IT and the Internet,” said Wenchi Chen, President and CEO of VIA Technologies. “The HP Compaq dx2020 represents a great opportunity for many more Chinese businesses of all sizes to upgrade their operations while minimizing their power costs and environmental impact, and we are delighted that HP have selected the VIA C7-D desktop processor to create this excellent value proposition.”

HP Compaq dx2020 Key Specifications

Processor: 1.5GHz VIA C7-D Desktop Processor
Chipset: VIA CN700 Digital Media Chipset
Graphics: VIA UniChrome Pro II integrated graphics processor
Memory: Up to 1GB of DDR2 533 SDRAM
Hard Drive: 7200rpm Serial ATA up to 160GB, up to 3GB/s data transfer
USB2.0: 6 ports (2 at the front)
Networking: Fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps Broadband LAN
Dimensions: 36.7 x 17.5 x 42cm

However, the graphics only allows the dx2020 to support Windows XP, rather than Windows Vista.

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