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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RE: Keep talking...
by Gone fishing on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 21:28 UTC in reply to "Keep talking..."
Gone fishing
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2006-02-22

Agreed,

I wanted a small mini notebook for my daughter. I didn't really want an Atom powered mini laptop and an ARM would have been perfect. It wasn't going to run Windows anyway.

But there were non to buy.

Softspot for ARM always used to like Acorns.

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RE[2]: Keep talking...
by umccullough on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 22:10 in reply to "RE: Keep talking..."
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

I wanted a small mini notebook for my daughter. I didn't really want an Atom powered mini laptop and an ARM would have been perfect. It wasn't going to run Windows anyway.


Same here... I could care less about touch screens and nonsense like that - I want a thin, lightweight, super power efficient ARM-based machine with keyboard and mouse input, but with a reasonable sized screen (9-10") - and cheap.

Probably a pipe dream - but at least right now I'm enjoying my 8.9" AA1 ;)

It seems all the ARM-based devices are headed in the direction of touchscreen without a keyboard (or keyboard optional)... Is that all people want any more? I guess some people might view a keyboard as "cumbersome" after learning to text with their thumbs all their life ;)

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