[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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