Acer to deliver ARM notebook within nine days
Tegra 2 ousts Intel, Android ousts Windows
Acer needs to hurry. Apparently, it's going to launch the first ever notebook based on an Nvidia Tegra 2 chip this month, and there only nine more days to go.
The - we suppose we have to say "smartbook", the moniker once given to ARM-based netbooks but sadly much out of favour in these tablet-centric times - will run Android 3.2 Honeycomb, according to company chairman JT Wang, speaking this week in Asia, Digitimes reports.
Acer won't ignore Intel, and will launch an "ultrabook" - the chip giant's term for skinny notebooks based in its chips - in December.
The battle of the 'books will really kick off next year, when, it has been forecast, some 7.6m ARM-based machines will ship, rising to a whopping 74m - 22.9 per cent of the laptop market - by 2015. ®
As long as we can replace Android I'm happy.
I don't want Android/Linux I want real Linux i.e. GNU/Linux, more specifically Debian.
Yer you can chroot Debian on Android, but that sucks (but it is better than nothing).
Toshiba AC100 still exists, since about last November, and has ubuntu releases working on it.
Blame the journalists
Most people don't need vast horsepower on a laptop, but the journalists who review these things seem obsessed with how fast they are. As long as it is fast enough to: browse the web; run a word processor & other such tasks then I would much rather have the extra battery life than useless speed.
Please can we have real people review these things in future.
What's this Asus Transformer in my hand then?
Screen in the Efika can be upgraded to 1280x720: