Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Nov 2008 12:42 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Netbooks are still all the rage these days, but according to Intel, this is going to change soon. The company has stated that they first thought that netbooks, who are almost exclusively powered by Intel chips, would be for emerging markets, but as it turns out, they are especially popular in Europe and North America. Intel claims that while these devices are "fine for an hour", they are not something for day to day use. And AMD? They are ignoring the market altogether.
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RE[8]: Loongson
by spiderman on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 06:55 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Loongson"
spiderman
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2008-10-23

Yes and the market is dumb, as well as those who follow it blindly. If enough people start to think, maybe we can do something good. OK, I know it won't happen, but wise men seek the truth. It doesn't matter if it doesn't change anything, but it does matter that it makes you happy. As a technically aware person, it would make me unhappy to use an inefficient x86 on my netbook, especially when the ARM and MIPS architecture are more power efficient and my netbook doesn't need virtualization, 3D and stuff.

Edited 2008-12-02 06:58 UTC

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