Linked by David Adams on Mon 26th Jul 2010 01:10 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While browsing through dealextreme.com, a popular online shop for electronic products here in Asia, I was really surprised to see several iPad-like tablet computers that are sold for as low as $99 (US). Another surprising thing is that they are all powered by Android.
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These devices have just an ...
by pica on Mon 26th Jul 2010 09:15 UTC
pica
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2005-07-10

... ARM926J "inside". The ARM926J -- an ARM9E based design -- delivers about 1.1M Dhrystones per MHz. The devices sold by HTC, Samsung, Apple, Archos, etc. are based on ARM Cortex A8 or even an A9. These processors deliver about 2.0M (A8) or even 2.5M (A9) Dhrystones per MHz.

BTW, the Archos7 for example features an ARM Cortex A8 @ 600MHz, 128MB of RAM, 2GB of Flash, a 7" @ 800x480 display, updates, etc. Well, it is in the USD199 NOT in the USD149 price range. But IMHO it has a significant better "bang for the buck".

pica


PS I own an Archos5 which is even more compact. It easily fits into a pocket of a jacket. That is why I choose the 5" design. The Archos tablets have the reputation of chrashing quite often. Yes, the updates 2.0.15 and 2.0.21 were instable. But 2.0.28 fixed that problem. So I had to suffer 2 to 3 weeks of "a crash per day keeps users away".

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