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Really? I feel like those are going to phased out now that having a tablet/hybrid with a full featured version of windows and not suck is actually a reality (versus those days of XP on a toshiba tablet in 2007 -____- )

i also feel as if the chromebook (as it is) will be phased out quickly.

i think if they want to keep the chrome OS alive, they will likely hop on the hybrid tablet/ultrabook bandwagon.

that being said im in no way putting it down, ive never used one so i cant acurately judge its usefulness smile.gif
post #12 of 29
APU Macbook air pls.
pls.
Sick of crap intel intergrated graphics but oh-so-monstrous CPU.
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APU Macbook air pls.
pls.
Sick of crap intel intergrated graphics but oh-so-monstrous CPU.

is it really that bad???

whats needed of the device that requires more gpu power than intel iGPU can provide? I can understand 3d rendering for sure, but i cant imagen that APUs dominate much more over that do they? (general curiosity)
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Goodbye Tegra, Goodbye Snapdragon, Goodbye Exynos. AMD APUs for tablets will have all tablets running 1600p smoothly with 15 hours of battery life.
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is it really that bad???

whats needed of the device that requires more gpu power than intel iGPU can provide? I can understand 3d rendering for sure, but i cant imagen that APUs dominate much more over that do they? (general curiosity)

Its honestly not that bad. And if you are doing 3D rendering or gaming on a Macbook Air, you are doing it wrong. The device was never meant for that. It was meant for stuff like common office applications and work related things, or very lightweight use (pun intended).
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Goodbye Tegra, Goodbye Snapdragon, Goodbye Exynos. AMD APUs for tablets will have all tablets running 1600p smoothly with 15 hours of battery life.

15hrs? I love AMD, but ARM is the power efficiency king ATM... need to wait and see about that one.
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Really? I feel like those are going to phased out now that having a tablet/hybrid with a full featured version of windows and not suck is actually a reality (versus those days of XP on a toshiba tablet in 2007 -____- )

I'm just speaking of the here and now. You are probably right Android tablets will replace chromebooks but for now they fill a nice role. Chromebooks are very cheap and can't really be compared to an expensive windows pro tablet (unless I am remembering the price incorrectly).
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Mmm i think its nit so much that amd cant run anything but windows, but prebuilt units arent sold with amd/non-windows pairings.

Yes, I was more commenting on the first sentence:
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After years of Windows OS exclusivity, Advanced Micro Devices is opening the door to design chips to run Google's Android and Chrome OS in PCs and tablets.

They don't strictly need to design a chip to run Google's Android OS on a PC, they do need to port it (or use a port already made and adapt it) and make appropriate drivers for it though, my comment was related to how they already make Linux drivers, so in that sense they weren't Windows exclusively, as in, they only make drivers for Windows.

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x86 Android is maintained by Google.... Intel does contribute to it though.

Are you sure ? As far as I know x86 Android ports are unofficial, although Google does internally use a special x86 version of Android for Google TV, but that's it, they don't make it available.

There's an unofficial port maintained by android-x86.org, and Intel houses the Android-IA project.
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is it really that bad???

whats needed of the device that requires more gpu power than intel iGPU can provide? I can understand 3d rendering for sure, but i cant imagen that APUs dominate much more over that do they? (general curiosity)

Not that I do gaming on my air but the computer can barely handle flash based games.
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Well it kinda makes since what there doing, couple of months ago they unvield a partnership with ARM for Opteron. I'm sure they also included that for other projects as well. Hopefully we can see a AMD powered smartphone or tablet.
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