Chip company ARM is prepping to make its move into the netbook market, and now it has shown off a few prototype designs that really show off the benefits of using the ARM platform: thanks to passive cooling, no fans are required, enabling ARM netbooks to be much thinner and lighter than their Intel counterparts. Thanks to ZDNet, we have a nice video overview of these ARM netbooks – as well as a few very tiny ARM desktop machines.
A few notes: they are all capable of driving HD content, can surf the web for 8 hours, and will cost round and about 250 USD. They are all focused on Ubuntu; ARM and several of its licensees have worked with Canonical to bring their ARM-port up to speed. I must say that I am pretty much impressed.