[TriLUG] Arm Based Laptops Eee pc @ Target
volcimaster at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 12:10:44 EDT 2008
Well, having to recompile *everything* before installing it (if you want to
go with a "normal" distro) might suck.
You could petition Fedora or Ubuntu (or whomever you like) to make an ARM
On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:08 PM, Brian Phelps <brphelps at ieee.org> wrote:
> I apologize in advance for the excessive use of cliches and buzzwords.
> I am an embedded systems design engineer and I can't help but wonder
> why with the push towards smaller, "ultra low power" laptops we
> haven't seen any arm9 or arm11 based laptops. The chipsets are much
> less of a kluge and they are much more efficient per cycle, both in
> power usage and in instruction set. Frequency scaling would be less
> critical too, when they are only drawing 3/4 watt. I have an arm11
> based system that I have been working on that is pretty fast, even
> compared to my 1.6GHz Intel Dual/o Core.
> Instead we get crappy chips in the eee like the intel atom.
> Yes I know that plugins like flash are x86 only, but isn't that really
> the only drawback?
> Combine a transparent display and you have a very low power machine.
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 11:06 AM, Matt Pusateri
> <mpusateri at wickedtrails.com> wrote:
> > So I happened by Target on the way home and low and behold they had a
> > Asus Eee pc 900 laptop display on the end of one of the isles. It was
> > the 900 model for $299, white or black running Linux.
> > Matt P.
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