Friday, October 12, 2007

Save Three Minutes and Lots of Power - Splashtop

SplashtopWith Splashtop you can access the internet without having to boot your PC. All you need to do is hit the power button and, before the OS loads, use Splashtop to access your email, YouTube videos, Maps, Skype and other services.

What you save isn't just the 3 minutes on booting time. With a service that lets you power-on and off with ease, you don't need to keep your computer running 24X7 at all. Imagine the number of free TV hours that could generate!

Currently Splashtop is available only on the Asus P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi AP Motherboards, but the service may be integrated with other motherboards as Splashtop is in talks with companies that make hardware.

Here are a few things the Splashtop team had to say about their product - It is fast

With Splashtop your computer is ready to use seconds after you turn it on. Instead of waiting for a full boot, you have Web access in mere seconds. Chat, surf, play a game - all one click away.
Splashtop is Secure
Splashtop is a secure Web-surfing environment. You can surf the Web while staying immune to many of the attacks that plague Windows.
It is Eco-Friendly
Splashtop boots so quickly there's no reason to leave your PC on all the time. Now you can use your time more effectively, and consume much less energy.

With most people buying computers today just to connect to the internet, is it possible that Splashcast (and the included browser) one day make it possible for people to stop using Windows? I may have let my imagination run wild but with the $10 million funding received, this could be exactly what the Splashtop people have in mind!

Other blogs that mentioned Splashtop -

  • DeviceVM's SplashTop: more info about the five second Linux system at Engadget
  • Splashtop Funded And Launched: Surf The Web Before Booting Up Your PC at Mashable
  • Asustek P5E3 Motherboard Features Embedded "Splashtop" Linux Variant at Gizmodo

    Sol said...

    This is Sol from Splashtop. I appreciate your post and enthusiasm about Splashtop. Right now we see ourselves as a great companion to Windows but we're definitely interested in exploring how users can get more from the web experience. Again, thanks for the post!

    Badsra said...

    Sol, thanks for taking out time to comment. I was quite excited about Splashtop actually and would like to see you do really well.
    All the very best to you, hope users can soon have Splashtop available in other computers as well.