Yep, I wonder about the battery life also, although I think it was said that the gpu doesn't have much of an affect on the battery, and I wonder if the smaller form helps with battery? Anyhows I don't have much of a clue, hehe.
edit: Squidge, you realise that the board pictured is both the Atom and Ion together? so I think... so it's pretty small, and from what I read could possibly get smaller. Hmm, or do you mean it's not appropriate for other reasons, such as battery life? or software compatibility? which I think might be okay, but dunno.
Hmm, I would tend to agree that you might not see it in things such as mobile phones and more so in notebooks, but you might start seeing more handheld computers, but I dunno if you would find any with gaming controls such as the pandora.
You didn’t mention battery life. Will your platform impact battery life?
It will have a very similar battery performance to Intel’s current platform which uses the Atom processor and Intel 945 integrated graphics solution. The 9400M chip has very good power usage dynamics.
mali, one question about that graph, is that the Atom and Cortex-A8 by themself, or does it include other hardware? edit: as maybe the Atom is just paired with hardware that drains more power, just a thought.
But yea, that is a massive difference, do you have a link to the original article this graph came from so I can look further into things?
With that much difference, I think it would be cool to see actual Notebooks using the ARM Cortex-Ax and such.
I wouldn't consider this a possible Pandora competitor but still it's a great development. I'm thinking more along the lines of a super small but yet powerfull mediacentre. Or a netbook that's finally suited for gaming.