[Arm-netbook] Allwinner outsells Intel
al4321 at gmail.com
Wed May 8 21:50:48 BST 2013
1. Intel's strongest market is not tablets, but desktop+laptop CPUs
(and chips), so concluding that Allwinner outsold Intel is very
premature and irresponsible.
How many total CPUs Allwinner ships ?
How many total CPUs Intel ships ?
2. The Chinese screens indeed improved from 800x480 (last year in
2012) to 1280x800 (in 2013). This is a BIG deal.
(The Chinese keep lying calling them a Retina display, where it is FAR
from Retina) 
3. The GPU benchmarks are absent, although people say that A31 and
Tegra3 are comparable. (For me and friends, the stumbling block was a
lack-luster performance of the Chinese Mediatek MTK6575 processors on
Obviously all the Israeli people I know of (whom tried them) dropped
them, and bought Galaxies and iPhones instead.
So... how does Mediatek MTK6575 compares to Allwinner A10 ? and to A31 ?
Needless to say MTK6575 loses badly to both Tegra 3 (HTC One X) and to
Exynos 4412 - (Galaxy SIII).
4. For Allwinner it makes sense to integrate a 3G (or 4G) modem, so
they can sell chips to smartphone vendors.
5. Chinese tablet prices have risen from $80 a tablet 7" last year
(2012) to $120 a tablet this year, 2013. But if the product is of
better quality, it is justified. (IMO overcoming Nexus 7 quality will
be very difficult indeed, so I'll consider $200 as a top-level price
for 7" tablets for the coming years)
 Retina is 260 PPI for 10" tablets and 300 PPI for anything smaller.
You will need Full HD display (1920x1080, 7") to qualify as Retina. OR
like Nexus 10 did: 2560x1600 @ 10".
Moreover at 7" with just 1280x800 resolution - the individual pixels
are clearly visible. If this was a sub-5" display, it would qualify as
-Technologov (from Israel).
On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 9:58 PM, Vladimir Pantelic <vladoman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 05/08/2013 08:37 PM, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
>> How fast Allwinner are, as compared to something basic, like Nexus 7 ?
>> (NVIDIA Tegra 3)
> depends on which one, what core(s) it has and what GPU.
>> On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 7:35 PM, Benjamin Henrion <bh at udev.org> wrote:
>>> Allwinner outsells Intel:
>>> Benjamin Henrion <bhenrion at ffii.org>
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