If you’re looking for an ultra portable way to do some high powered computing, so to speak, Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs) and the Origami Project are not the only way you can turn, because there are already a handful of devices on the market known as “Windows XP PDAs”, according to the editors at I4U. Averatec has already established itself in the realm of notebook computers, but their latest device – the AHI – is designed to tackle the UMPC market head-on without officially being a UMPC itself.
For starters, the Averatec AHI runs on Windows XP Home SP2 and is powered by an Intel Celeron M processor. There is a 30 gigabyte hard drive on board, and a 5-inch SXGA TFT display, as well as integrated Wi-Fi (802.11g, yah!) and USB 2.0. If you want to beef up this 730 gram unit a bit, you can always add on 3G connectivity and GPS as options. The slide-out keyboard makes input a cinch.
No word on release date, but expect the Averatec AHI to be in the $700 – $1000 range.