Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Oct 2006 23:09 UTC
Morphos Genesi has announced its Open Server Workstation: "The Open Server Workstation is a six layer board with two 970MP processors, the CPC945 and Broadcom's HT-1000 and 2000 chips. Excepting those parts, the board and component cost is below USD 200. Here is the Business Plan [.pdf] we wrote for the board."
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RE: Oxymoron
by deb2006 on Mon 30th Oct 2006 12:31 UTC in reply to "Oxymoron"
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2006-06-26

Well, were talking about a workstation. As far as I know noone has ever produced a laptop workstation. Correct me in case I am wrong.

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RE[2]: Oxymoron
by Fransexy on Mon 30th Oct 2006 12:45 in reply to "RE: Oxymoron"
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2005-07-29

Well, were talking about a workstation. As far as I know noone has ever produced a laptop workstation. Correct me in case I am wrong.

Sun sparc Laptops, anyone

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RE[3]: Oxymoron
by justin.68 on Tue 31st Oct 2006 16:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Oxymoron"
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2006-09-16

Naturetech, for example, does make SPARC based portable wks, but they're not meant for home users at all. It's not that there aren't usable RISC chips, but it's been a Wintel world for so long everybody will stick to x86 compatibility.

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RE[2]: Oxymoron
by the_leander on Mon 30th Oct 2006 14:49 in reply to "RE: Oxymoron"
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2005-07-01

"Well, were talking about a workstation. As far as I know noone has ever produced a laptop workstation. Correct me in case I am wrong."

Alienware produce an opteron based "mobile workstation", IBM produce a core 2 duo workstation, I believe so do Dell.

Basically, notebooks with desktop parts.

Apple could have done this with the G5, that said, the resultant laptop would not have been the slim, slick low heat package we'd come to know and love...

Oh wait..

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