AndroidCentral reviews some Dell Android tablet, and concludes:
There’s a lot to like in the Dell Venue 8 7840 tablet. The name is not one of those things. The display, however, most definitely is. Resolution quirks aside, Dell’s got a gorgeous panel in this tablet. And the Intel Atom processor seems like it’s pushing everything just as you’d expect a high-spec’d tablet to do. Battery life is pretty much on par with what we’d expect. And while on-board storage is close to shameful, Dell makes up for it with allowing for a massive amount of removable storage.
I’m not interested in the tablet itself, but in its processor. I find it remarkable that Intel has reached a point where it can power mobile devices with comparable performance and battery life… But with x86-64, not ARM. Intel isn’t new to mobile, of course – I have countless Xscale-powered PDAs – but that was ARM, not x86(-64).
We’re reaching a point where we have a standard architecture running from small phones all the way up to supercomputers. Remarkable.
“We’re reaching a point where we have a standard architecture running from small phones all the way up to supercomputers. Remarkable.”
Serious question: are there more Intel tablets than ARM servers?
I know the ARM servers that have been coming on mostly in the second part of this year are pretty early and experimental, but I wouldn’t be surprised if, say they don’t have a real or considerable numerical lead, that ARM servers are more “popular” than Intel tablets.