[Arm-netbook] 12in laptop story

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton luke.leighton at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 12:31:34 GMT 2011

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 10:16 PM, Alejandro Mery <amery at geeks.cl> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 23:08, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
> <luke.leighton at gmail.com> wrote:
>> oh - one other reason for ruling out "stock" BBxM and pandaboards:
>> 512mb RAM, POP.  insanely expensive, difficult to assemble (requires
>> plasma tooling) and i don't even wanna think about the cost of a 1gb
>> POP RAM chip.
> does samsung have a cortex-a9/a15 that could be used?

 yes but it is "mass-volume" and a restricted-access part, available
to "selected partners only".  just like the OMAP 4440 is, from TI.

 the best that can be hoped for is access to parts from 2009, until
these companies start waking up to the fact that their CPUs are
capable of taking over from x86.


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