[Arm-netbook] Intel small computer

Vladimir Pantelic vladoman at gmail.com
Tue May 1 23:13:47 BST 2012

On 05/01/2012 11:22 PM, lkcl luke wrote:
> On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 9:58 PM, Tsvetan Usunov - OLIMEX Ltd
> <usunov at olimex.com>  wrote:
>> http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/127903-watch-out-raspberry-pi-intel-unveils-ultra-small-next-unit-of-computing-pc
>> although $100 and need FAN to cool the processor so I guess it's about
>> 15-20W power hungry
>   yeahh... and still doesn't have coreboot support [no intel CPU does,
> afaik].   it's going to be only when the 28nm low-power CPUs come in
> that intel will stand a chance.
>   my take on this is that it has to be deliberate by intel: they _must_
> surely be able to produce a sub-1W x86 CPU, with all their
> resources??? which is probably the problem: they realise that they
> would wipe the floor clean in the entire market, and would get
> referred automatically to the monopolies and mergers commission.
>   the much worse scenario to contemplate is that they *can't* create a
> competitive low-power CPU! :)

they will create one once they have to. And for the time being, they
don't have to (yet)...

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