Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jan 2010 20:21 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And yet another item on the iPad? Are we serious? Yes, we are, since this one is about something that even geeks who aren't interested in the iPad itself should find intriguing. Steve Jobs said yesterday that the iPad is powered by an Apple A4 processor, but contrary to what many seem to think - it wasn't designed in-house at all.
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by re_re on Thu 28th Jan 2010 22:25 UTC
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Microsoft is a big company, I would be very supprised if they did not have multiple architectures supported deep within the confines of their R&D lab. The same goes for Apple. Bottom line is that if and when x86 becomes less viable (now?) both companies will be ready to jump ship on x86.

ARM is much more efficient then x86 in general and as ARM power increases, x86 is sure to suffer a slow and painful death in the low end computing market.

I would also argue that gamers and folks running high end workstations will likely stick with x86 for quite a while.

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