Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Jun 2013 22:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Several Android tablets running on Intel Clover Trail+ Atom processors broke cover at Computex Taiwan. Intel's dual-core, 1.6GHz Atom Z5260 is fueling a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 tablet, as well as Asus's 6-inch Fonepad Note and 10-inch MemoPad FHD10 tablets, while Asus also unveiled a hybrid 11.6-inch Transformer Book Trio, combining an Android slate based on a 2GHz dual-core Atom Z2580 with a keyboard dock running Windows 8 on an Intel Haswell processor."
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Regular OS?
by biffuz on Wed 5th Jun 2013 10:02 UTC
biffuz
Member since:
2006-03-27

But the real question is: can people install a regular OS of their choice, or they are the usual locked down stuff?
If they are locked, give me a good reason to prefer them over ARM, please. Just one, I'm not asking too much...

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RE: Regular OS?
by dbolgheroni on Wed 5th Jun 2013 13:34 in reply to "Regular OS?"
dbolgheroni Member since:
2007-01-18

That's the point.

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RE: Regular OS?
by CapEnt on Wed 5th Jun 2013 14:01 in reply to "Regular OS?"
CapEnt Member since:
2005-12-18

Usual locked down stuff.

I think that the sole reason to go for Intel in that case lies in performance. These atom processors outperform any currently deployed ARM on mobile space, and by a significant margin.

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RE[2]: Regular OS?
by Kochise on Wed 5th Jun 2013 17:15 in reply to "RE: Regular OS?"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Ratio watt/mips ?

Kochise

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