Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Mar 2006 21:14 UTC, submitted by teigetje
RISC OS "On this day ten years ago, the first prototype StrongARM processor card was powered up by Acorn engineers. The experimental kit managed to run at a cool 228MHz, running software nearly six times faster than the 40MHz ARM710 processors used in RiscPCs at the time. The card, which drew one watt of power, would later go on sale in September 1996."
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RE[2]: 1 watt, 228 MHZ
by ntl_ on Tue 28th Mar 2006 20:04 UTC in reply to "RE: 1 watt, 228 MHZ"
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Well, you'd have to do more than just change the CPU. PDA-style LCDs that don't use power unless a pixel changes state, plus flash instead of hard drives, etc.

It could be done.

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