Mar 10 2009

ARM May Occupy 55% Of Netbook Market By 2012

According to a report from The Information Network, ARM should occupy 55% of the netbook market by 2012.

While many might doubt ARM’s capacity to overtake Intel in netbook chipmaking a few business analysts think change is on the way. It’s easy to take the Atom’s dominance for granted, but we have to remember that the market is exceedingly young.

An analyst from The Information Network, Robert Castellano, thinks netbooks running the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture running Linux will take the market by storm, bringing lower prices than Microsoft will be willing to handle. The multicore A9 will be cheaper than the Atom by 2012, and Castellano thinks cloud computing will dismiss the need for local storage.

There are naturally a few problems with this analysis. Currently 90% of the netbooks on the market run Windows, and even if a huge shift in market change takes place, Castellano’s prediction also necessitates that consumers start loving cloud computing a whole lot more. Not everyone feels secure with their information on the web and would much rather it in their netbook than someone else’s hands.

Be sure to check out the rest of the article for more information.

Via ArsTechnica.

1 Comments on this post


  1. Linux on the cusp of 2010 « Limulus wrote:

    […] include that 20% of 2010’s netbooks will have ARM processors and the amount will be over half by 2012. And while Google’s Android will be on some of them, Ubuntu stands to grab a large amount of […]

    December 31st, 2009 at 5:56 am


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