Intel preferred over VIA for UMPCs

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Intel preferred over VIA for UMPCs

Market sources indicated that Microsoft originally planned to partner with VIA Technologies to promote its Origami Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC), as VIA’s C7-M embedded processor is priced at $700-800, compared to the Intel Celeron M and Pentium M series at $1200-1400. VIA’s chip, however, is not preferred by OEM vendors, including Samsung Electronics and Asustek Computer, because of Intel’s stronger brand awareness and R&D capability, according to the sources.

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