Aug 4 2009

Smartbook, ARM Netbooks On The Way

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The smartbook looms on the horizon, and a battle between ARM and the Atom may be afoot. Rumor jockey DigiTimes claims that we’ll be seeing these netbook competitors in the last quarter of this year.

The new machines will rumoredly pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and the NVIDIA Tegra line, and could come from household name slike ASUS, Acer, and Foxconn. Chinese netbook maker Compal could also have a hand in upcoming ARM netbooks, as well as Inventec and Mobinnova.

Always Innovating will also be releasing its magnetic Touch Book very soon.

At the end of the day, it’s looking like Intel’s Atom netbook CPU and the ARM Cortex A8 will be having a face-off by Christmas. Word has it that the A8 could be a cheaper and more efficient device than the Intel Atom, so it will be exciting to see these giants clash later this year.

Via Arstechnica.

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