[Arm-netbook] ARM summit at Plumbers 2011

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton luke.leighton at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 17:45:12 BST 2011

On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 11:48 PM, Gordan Bobic <gordan at bobich.net> wrote:

> The key point isn't the cost, though. The point is that an ARM laptop
> can be made thinner, lighter and with much, much better battery life
> than an equivalent x86 one.

 people who've opened up toshiba AC100s have found them to be mostly
full of air.

> The problem you get into with bigger screens
> is power consumption - if you use an ARM CPU, the TFT screen is going to
> be the biggest single power drain which will even out the playing field
> against x86 at least until large OLED or PixelQi screens become available.

 9in: the OLPC XO 1.75 hardware team budgeted i believe 1 watt or less (!)

 10in: typically 2.5 watts, if you're lucky.  maybe 3.

 11in: 4 to 5.

 it gets hairy after that.  after all, behind the distribution of
light, it's a square-law.  duh.


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