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ARM Netbooks
by TheIdiotThatIsMe on Wed 6th Jan 2010 18:20 UTC
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2006-06-17

I wonder what happened to the ARM netbooks shown during last year at shows? We had one by Pegatron, and I forget the other one. It seems we keep getting promises of these ARM devices, but have yet to see any actual go in to production and on market (with the exception of the Skylight, which at $500 I'm wondering if we'll ever actually see price to performance competitive offerings on ARM).

All I want to know, is when I can get my hands on a reasonably priced ARM netbook :-)

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RE: ARM Netbooks
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 6th Jan 2010 19:02 in reply to "ARM Netbooks"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Yeah, I haven't heard anything since either. And damn it... I want one. No fans allowing complete silence (and less power drain), more efficient CPU draining less battery power, and no ridiculous limitations of Windows 7 Starter Edition (not allowed to change your wallpaper for one)... it's really sounding good right now. Not to mention, Intel and Microsoft trying to restrict what goes in netbooks... Intel apparently doesn't want anyone putting higher-end CPUs in their low-cost machines, and Microsoft requires 1GB to be the max memory.

With all this crap, ARM really is looking better than ever. If only they'd hurry up and get to market...

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RE: ARM Netbooks
by ventejuy on Wed 6th Jan 2010 19:58 in reply to "ARM Netbooks"
ventejuy Member since:
2009-12-29

If 10% of readers who show expectation had bought one, the situation now would be another. "I do not want one, but I am happy that it exist" ;)

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RE[2]: ARM Netbooks
by TheIdiotThatIsMe on Wed 6th Jan 2010 20:05 in reply to "RE: ARM Netbooks"
TheIdiotThatIsMe Member since:
2006-06-17

I'm not sure what you mean. I would gladly buy one, and/or would have bought one- if one was on market. As of now, they're seemingly turning in to hopes, and maybe later, a "could've been".

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