Tuesday, July 8, 2008

CherryPal to Release Affordable Green PC Come August 2008

CherryPal will soon be releasing a lightweight and green computer. The PC comes in a small, affordable package weighing only 10.5 ounces, according to a story appearing on inhabitat.com. While the green PC will consume no more than two watts of power, CherryPal says the computer will boot-up in 20 seconds, and promises it will be faster than Vista and Mac’s OS-X. The CherryPal computer will have a triple-core processor will have only one-fifth of the components of a typical computer.

The CherryPal will operate on a system of ‘cloud computing’, which means that data usually stored on one dedicated server is instead stored on a third party’s data centre. When an individual wants to access or store information, it can be done so through the third party’s data centre.

As explained on inhabitat.com, it means that most of the resources on the CherryPal will be stored, owned and accessed by a third part data centre much like a service-on-demand application. The actual memory space on the CherryPal is quite small (GB of flash storage, 256MB of memory), but cloud computing essentially eliminates computer viruses, according to the article.

Official pricing of the CherryPal has not been released yet, but it is expected to sell for well under $400 (before keyboard, monitor and additional accessories). Inhabitat.com advises to anticipate an early August release, with a laptop version soon to follow.



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