VIA Surfboard C855: 1080p Netbook Motherboard Reference Design

VIA Surfboard C855 Specifications

Chipset: VX855
Video: 1080p Full HD, H.264, MPEG4, VC1, WMV9
Audio: 8-channel HD
Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, 3G

According to VIA the Surfboard C855-based motherboard reference design can play HD video with 40% CPU utilization. The maximum internal pixel format is 1366 x 768 with the maximum external support at 1920 x 1440 (why not 1920 x 1080?). What I would like to see is a netbook motherboard design that can support an internal maximum pixel format of 1920 x 1200 or 1920 x 1080. With that capability netbooks can get really interesting: imagine a future VAIO P with an 8″ LCD with a pixel format of 1920 x 1080.

Source: ExtremeTech, Engadget

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