According to ARM CEO Warren East, the Netbook category is expected to explode to cover 90% of the laptop market over the next several years.
And that if Microsoft doesn't want to provide a version of Windows 7 or Windows 8 for ARM Powered laptops, then that Linux based OSes will do just fine.
I'm hoping to see following specs in mass market ARM Powered laptops soon:
- ARM Cortex A8/A9
- All screen sizes from 4" to 15"
- Android and Chrome OS combination, provide optimized Chrome browser yet still support Android notifications and applications
- HDMI output
- Pixel Qi 3Qi screen for outdoors readability and 50 hour battery runtime
- Capacitative touch-screen Tablet swivel form factor
- Less than 1kg weight
- Pricing: less than $200 unlocked without any contracts needed
I'm really looking forward to see more of these hopefully as soon as during the Mobile World Congress from February 15-18th in Barcelona, where I plan to go an film 50 videos to be posted here on http://ARMdevices.net, so please do subscribe to my RSS feed to keep up to date.
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