Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Feb 2009 18:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Chip company ARM is prepping to make its move into the netbook market, and now it has shown off a few prototype designs that really show off the benefits of using the ARM platform: thanks to passive cooling, no fans are required, enabling ARM netbooks to be much thinner and lighter than their Intel counterparts. Thanks to ZDNet, we have a nice video overview of these ARM netbooks - as well as a few very tiny ARM desktop machines.
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RE: Price point?
by NiceGuyEddie on Tue 24th Feb 2009 21:05 UTC in reply to "Price point? "
NiceGuyEddie
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In the video he suggested a price point range of $199 to $300.

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RE[2]: Price point?
by bnolsen on Wed 25th Feb 2009 01:03 in reply to "RE: Price point? "
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2006-01-06

They need to slide that down to $150 to $250 for this to work. Or else the $199 model will have to have a similar feature set to a current gen $349 atom based model.

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RE[3]: Price point?
by umccullough on Wed 25th Feb 2009 01:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Price point? "
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They need to slide that down to $150 to $250 for this to work. Or else the $199 model will have to have a similar feature set to a current gen $349 atom based model.


Perhaps I heard wrong, but I thought the guy in the video did say $199-$250

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RE[3]: Price point?
by NiceGuyEddie on Wed 25th Feb 2009 01:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Price point? "
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2006-03-22

Well, the decent battery life (~8hrs if I remember correctly) would make me consider one over the current offerings.

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