Azentek’s new UMPC!

 We first got news of this company when at CES this year where I did a quick standup interview with Derek Prentice of Azentek. Since then, we have stayed in touch with Azentek.  Well I recently got an email from Derek, outlining they’re new UMCP being released sometime in July.  This will be called the AxSS (pronounced “Access”).  Here is some text from Derek’s email:

Hi Dennis,
I thought you might enjoy seeing a sneak peak at our latest UMPC that will be released in mid-July. It is called the AxSS (Pronounced ““Access”) .


 We had a very cool custom rear seat mount made from our friends at PanaVise for a rear seat entertainment offering. Official retail pricing has not been set — but it looks like it will be around $999.



Some quick Specs:

  • Processor: VIA C7M NaNo Processor 1.2GHZ
  • Memory: 1x SODIMM Slot DDR2 533MHz (1GB standard))
  • Display: 7” 800*480 TFT — CPT with VIA VX700 controller
    • Brightness (cd/㎡) : 185 nit (min) / 220 nit (typ)
    • Contrast Ratio : 400 : 1
    • Viewing Angle : 70 / -70 degree (H)
      60 / -40 degree (V)
    • Camera: 1 x 1.3 Million Pixel CMOS Camera
    • ZOOM function for 800*480 as default, 800*600, 1024*600
  • Disk drive: 80GB 2.5” HDD



We expect to get an eval unit in the next month or so, and will do a full demo then.  Stay tuned for more info.