Linked by David Adams on Sun 8th May 2011 04:47 UTC
Apple The Apple/ARM rumor du jour is that Apple will transition its entire portable Mac line to ARM-based CPUs, dropping Intel altogether. Sources speaking to Semi Accurate claim this is a "done deal," and the move should happen by 2013, when a 64-bit ARM A15 core becomes available. While a future generation of Apple's A5 processor could make some sense for something akin to the MacBook Air, the claim that Apple will ditch Intel wholesale for ARM just doesn't add up.
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Comment by foobaz
by foobaz on Sun 8th May 2011 06:03 UTC
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If the ARM CPUs are lower power, they could go massively multi-core without using too much battery. Imagine an 8-core ARM laptop.

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RE: Comment by foobaz
by Gone fishing on Sun 8th May 2011 06:19 in reply to "Comment by foobaz"
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Battery life.

I guess that running a non Intel system would put some space between them an MS, make the Hackintosh harder to make etc and possibly allow them to control and lock down the system / software more.

My guess if they go Arm laptop they would soon go Arm Desktop.

But why cant I by a powerful, Cheap Arm Netbook / Laptop which I can put Linux on - please why?

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by BluenoseJake on Sun 8th May 2011 11:22 in reply to "RE: Comment by foobaz"
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Except that Windows 8 already runs on Arm too, so a Hackintosh might still be possible if they move to Arm.

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by moondevil on Sun 8th May 2011 12:57 in reply to "RE: Comment by foobaz"
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by twitterfire on Mon 9th May 2011 12:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by foobaz"
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But why cant I by a powerful, Cheap Arm Netbook / Laptop which I can put Linux on - please why?


Because ARM cpus are anything but powerful?

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