Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jan 2011 21:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Just - just hold on a second. This is big: NVIDIA, maker of graphics accelerator chips, has just announced, during its keynote at CES, that it is developing a high-performance ARM-based processor together with ARM, targeted squarely at the desktop, server, and even high-performance computing markets. That Windows on ARM thing? NVIDIA referenced it multiple times! Update: Boom, and we have a press release. "NVIDIA announced today that it plans to build high-performance ARM based CPU cores, designed to support future products ranging from personal computers and servers to workstations and supercomputers. Known under the internal codename 'Project Denver', this initiative features an NVIDIA CPU running the ARM instruction set, which will be fully integrated on the same chip as the NVIDIA GPU."
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It depends on how do you define desktop.

For instance, if some phone/pad have external screen and keyboard/mouse connection (we can use hdmi and bluetooth for now) you can do "real" work on it. Technically it is possible to work on such device combo with comfort. We often forget about first PCs with 640Kb ram, and 7Mhz processor. Plenty of work was done on those machines.

But will it ever happen. Of course not. I will like to see manufacturer that is willing to sell you one device instead of three. Now you have to buy desktop/laptop for real work, pads/tablets for pleasure time and phones for staying in touch. And don't forget about software that needs to be written for such device.

So is it possible - yes. Will we live to see such product - no.

Edited 2011-01-06 00:55 UTC

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