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Under $400? It should be more like around $100. If this thing costs more than the Dell E, Cloudbook, or any other netbook (other than the ridiculously overpriced Eee) I'm going to laugh, since why pay for this POS when you can get a better, faster, cheaper netbook that actually comes with a screen and keyboard!
Extremely low power consumption strikes it big in the hearts of some. And when those some buy a bunch, you have sales. Sales means success, and hence they accomplished the objective. Hence being, make a very very low power desktop.
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No doubt, you can max Crysis out on this!
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post #23 of 36
Think of it this way,
If they can make a whole 400mhz system work in 2 watts, that means when they start stacking more and more cores, even if there needed to be 100 cores, it would be 40 ghz effectively running in 200 watts or 20ghz running in 100 watts, not too far from what we're on today, as far as power.
Having one 400mhz processor in 2 watts isn't 100% impressive, it's what you can potentially do with that technology. A computer running at effectively 4ghz in 20 watts if they can scale it up? Pretty impressive. And that's not just the processor, but the whole system.
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post #24 of 36
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Think of it this way,
If they can make a whole 400mhz system work in 2 watts, that means when they start stacking more and more cores, even if there needed to be 100 cores, it would be 40 ghz effectively running in 200 watts or 20ghz running in 100 watts, not too far from what we're on today, as far as power.
Having one 400mhz processor in 2 watts isn't 100% impressive, it's what you can potentially do with that technology. A computer running at effectively 4ghz in 20 watts if they can scale it up? Pretty impressive. And that's not just the processor, but the whole system.
It doesn't scale that efficiently unfortunately.. remember the energy leakage issues with the 45 nm jump? But the technology is most certainly promising!
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use it to stream media to for a HTPC
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post #26 of 36
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Extremely low power consumption strikes it big in the hearts of some. And when those some buy a bunch, you have sales. Sales means success, and hence they accomplished the objective. Hence being, make a very very low power desktop.
You're forgetting about the 35+ watts needed for the monitor, makes it seem awfully wasteful next to the 22W Eee PC...
    
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post #27 of 36
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Lol, iced.
you saiud 256GB of ram. You mean MB?
Seems pretty cool, maybe make a little file server if its cheap as can be.
Oops, my bad
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post #28 of 36
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You're forgetting about the 35+ watts needed for the monitor, makes it seem awfully wasteful next to the 22W Eee PC...
They seem to be skillfully not advertising that.
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post #29 of 36
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They seem to be skillfully not advertising that.

We really need more lightweight LCDs. I saw that OLED tv that Sony has in their store. Its 7" and it wasn't just the amazing contrast ratio that made it great, but the size!


We need under 12" LCD screens with lower power consumption and like 720p resolution. Something like those digital picture frames but just regular monitors.
    
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post #30 of 36
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We really need more lightweight LCDs. I saw that OLED tv that Sony has in their store. Its 7" and it wasn't just the amazing contrast ratio that made it great, but the size!


We need under 12" LCD screens with lower power consumption and like 720p resolution. Something like those digital picture frames but just regular monitors.
OLED is definitely the future, i know their power consumption is lowwwww. But no specifics.
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