Intel Gets Big on Mini PCs

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The chip giant is eyeing new markets in small desktops as it shows off its prototype small Pentium M-based machines.

Intel is taking a smaller view of the desktop.

The chip giant, in an unusual move, is touting miniature desktops that use its Pentium M notebook processors at Computex Taipei, an enormous computer trade show taking place in Taiwan this week.

There, Intel is showing off two prototype small Pentium M-based desktops.

During a keynote speech, Anand Chandrasekher, director of Intel's sales and marketing group, is expected to frame the machines as another step toward the creation of a wider PC market segment for tinier, more stylish desktops, all based on the Pentium M, a company spokesperson said.

Many businesses have already moved from desktop mini towers to notebooks. But lately, Intel has been eyeing what it says is an emerging market for Pentium M desktops as smaller, quieter alternatives to standard desktops and, in some respects, notebooks, as well.

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John G. Spooner John G. Spooner, a senior writer for eWeek, chronicles the PC industry, in addition to covering semiconductors and, on occasion, automotive technology. Prior to joining eWeek in 2005, Mr. Spooner spent more than four years as a staff writer for CNET News.com, where he covered computer hardware. He has also worked as a staff writer for ZDNET News.

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