ARM enters the Netbook market, demo’s slim Linux low-power prototypes
The UK chip company ARM is preparing to make its move into the netbook market. It has shown off a few prototype designs that really show off the benefits of using the ARM platform.
Some of the major plus points of the ARM platform are
- passive cooling thereby eliminating the need for fans,
- enabling ARM Netbook to be much thinner and lighter than their Intel counterparts.
A few notes about the demo prototype:
- 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.
The list of prototypes are pretty impressive. I can’t wait to see them in the market soon.