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: its about time
by epistaxsis on Tue 24th Feb 2009 21:50 UTC in reply to "its about time"
epistaxsis
Member since:
2006-09-10

Go go RiscOS laptop!

but seriously its been a long time comming.


heh :-p

Although the idea of RISC OS devices using modern ARM processors is being worked on:

http://www.riscosopen.org/forum/forums/5/topics/166

OK this is very very early days but...

I will be buying some sort of ARM powered netbook as this eeePC is a bit *too* chunky for my liking once you've bolted on the necessary battery :-(

I am still annoyed at the video performance of these chips for desktop use - basic HD just isn't good enough today...

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RE[2]: its about time
by poundsmack on Tue 24th Feb 2009 22:43 in reply to "RE: its about time"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

great find. I see they are using a BeagleBoard ( http://beagleboard.org/ )for their dev hardware, I might jump onto this as I am farmilliar with the board myself (having written a WinCE BSP for it's previous revision). Thanks for teh link!

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RE[3]: its about time
by epistaxsis on Tue 24th Feb 2009 23:07 in reply to "RE[2]: its about time"
epistaxsis Member since:
2006-09-10

As I said, early days.

I should have posted a URL for the hardware - thanks for doing this.

It is nice to see a dev board such as this for sale so cheaply and so readily available!

I will be ordering one myself in a few weeks for the purpose of breaking (sorry, testing ;-) ) the port.

Any constructive help you can provide would be great.

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