Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th May 2009 22:02 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems It seems like we're getting even more signs that netbooks haven't been doing very well lately. Research figures by IDC on the processor market seem to paint a not-so-rosy picture of sales of Intel's Atom processor, and then figures coming in from DisplaySearch seem to paint a different picture. What's going on here?
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RE: atom 2
by Accident on Thu 14th May 2009 01:06 UTC in reply to "atom 2"
Accident
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2005-07-29

Yep......I remember! It was Osborne.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_1#Market_life

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RE[2]: atom 2
by chemical_scum on Thu 14th May 2009 03:36 in reply to "RE: atom 2"
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2005-11-02

Yep......I remember! It was Osborne.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_1#Market_life


No - If you read your link you would see that the failed successor "luggable" computer was the Osborne Vixen.

There was an Acorn Atom computer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn_Atom

Its successor was to be called the Proton and it morphed into the BBC computer which was very successful in the UK educational market in the eighties. The surviving successful spinoff of Acorn is ARM which is of course licensed its technology to Freescale who are now producing a competitor to the Intel Atom in the netbook market.

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RE[3]: atom 2
by MamiyaOtaru on Thu 14th May 2009 06:24 in reply to "RE[2]: atom 2"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

This could be the Osborne Effect at work, though TBH I hadn't heard anything about newer Atoms until now. What I'm really waiting on though is a chipset that doesn't use more energy than the CPU.

Yep......I remember! It was Osborne.


No - If you read your link you would see that the failed successor ... computer was the Osborne


wat

You seem to be agreeing. Why are you saying "no"?

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