Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 20:13 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Ah, the ARM chip. ARM is a hugely successful architecture, and can be found in just about every cell phone or other small device out there. ARM, however, wants more, and for a long time now we've been hearing predictions about an upcoming massive rise in ARM netbooks - so far, this hasn't materialised. Warren East, ARM's CEO, said in an interview with PC Pro that netbooks could one day make up 90% of the laptop market - preferably powered by ARM processors of course.
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Battery Life
by Earl Colby pottinger on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 20:28 UTC
Earl Colby pottinger
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2005-07-06

I am getting over seven(7) hours of use with Haiku on my Toshiba NB205. It has already made a major change in how I use my netbook compared to only two(2) hours plus that I got with Dell.

With the Dell I paid too much attention to when I wanted it on/off once I left the house.

The netbook I use all day without a concern.

An ARM netbook with an e-ink display could probably run a week on a single charge, and probably could be charged with a simple solar panel/charger combo.

One/Two week trips to the cabin would be a snap, on cruises documenting the pictures would be easier, and general it would be one less thing to monitor on any type of trip. And I finally have enough battery life to read more than on David Weber on a single charge. ;)

My only base requirement is that I can install Haiku.

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