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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RE[2]: Keep talking...
by cerbie on Thu 4th Feb 2010 08:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Keep talking..."
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Single-core A8, 10 hours battery life, nobody willing to give specs for GFX drivers (or good binaries--bring on a new Tegra, if that's what it takes! ;) ), and it costs as much as a nice Intel-based netbook that will get 75% of the battery life, and have 2-3GB RAM.

It's neat, but not all that neat, unless you really want a tablet. What we've seen hyped are devices with multi-core Cortex A9 based SoCs, capable of decent amounts of RAM, and some real performance, while in theory using 5-10W less than a comparable Atom (and maybe, at some point, sufficiently open graphics cores).

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