Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 20:13 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Ah, the ARM chip. ARM is a hugely successful architecture, and can be found in just about every cell phone or other small device out there. ARM, however, wants more, and for a long time now we've been hearing predictions about an upcoming massive rise in ARM netbooks - so far, this hasn't materialised. Warren East, ARM's CEO, said in an interview with PC Pro that netbooks could one day make up 90% of the laptop market - preferably powered by ARM processors of course.
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nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

expected with their Atom line of cpus. The latest Atom based MSI wind gets over 10 hours which is pretty impressive.

ARM has at least kept Intel competing by forcing them to continually improve their Atom line as a way of keeping cell phone cpus from entering netbooks.

I personally would just like to see $200 netbooks become mainstream. I don't care as much about what OS or cpu they use. They're really just for browsing anyways.

But it is interesting to see x86 get challenged on its own turf.

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