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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by Darkness on Wed 25th Feb 2009 09:13 UTC
Darkness
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2005-08-27

200-250$ in US so they will probably just ask 200-250 euro in Europe to make more money, just like a lot of other companies do ;)

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RE: price
by WereCatf on Wed 25th Feb 2009 09:38 in reply to "price"
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2006-02-15

200-250$ in US so they will probably just ask 200-250 euro in Europe to make more money, just like a lot of other companies do ;)

Yeah, it sucks that the companies usually convert dollars straight to euros with 1:1 ratio.. Still, I would definitely pay 200 euros for one of those ARM netbooks. It's got everything I need in a small and silent package, and it being non-x86 compatible does not hinder me in the least. None of the apps I'd run on one of those is architechture dependant, so... ;)

Now, just bring those damn things over to Finland, god dammit! ;)

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RE[2]: price
by dagw on Thu 26th Feb 2009 10:10 in reply to "RE: price"
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2005-07-06

Yeah, it sucks that the companies usually convert dollars straight to euros with 1:1 ratio..

Sales tax. Euro price minus euro sales tax is pretty close to USD price, which is basically always quoted without sales tax.

But yea, Either way I'd happily pay 200-250 euro for one of these.

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