New Form Factors

Intel introduced two new form factors today as well. The Tidewater form factor will be a logical evolution of the current microATX form factor and it will be made available in April of this year.

Intel also showed off their Bigwater form factor which is a concept 3GIO platform. The design is very reminiscent of a Playstation 2 and not of a PC and it should be available as a platform in 2004.

Louis inserting/removing a 3GIO module

The most unique feature is that the Bigwater platform won't use expansion cards but it will be upgraded through the use of 3GIO modules.

Another day, another story

That's all for now, back to the show! Be sure to listen to CNet Radio at 11AM PST today (2/27) for my live show coverage.

The Future of the PC
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