Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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ARM wants the sub $200 netbook market
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| The combination of ARM with Linux - see Ubuntu's latest release - is almost
| an impossible one for Intel to beat, price wise, with the British Chippie
| flogging its SOCs for between $10-$20 whilst Chipzilla's Atom starts at $35
"Faster and faster really hasn't paid any real dividends" said Morris, explaining that ARM's latest Cortex offerings and Qualcomm's Snapdragon could match Atom's performance "clock for clock" and deliver a full day's battery life to Atom's paltry one hour, or thereabouts. "If you value daily use, it [Atom] is not going to deliver today," said Morris.
Asked if he could describe what an ARM powered netbook might be like, Morris described something akin to a portable DVD player like, a clamshell device, but with web surfing and WiFi enabled and enough battery life to deliver three entire HD films, back to back.