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Google reportedly pushing for Chromebook development with high performance ARM SoCs

By Justin Kahn
Nov 4, 2013
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  1. Google is working on Chromebooks based on high performance ARM SoCs and Intel's Bay Trail technology, according to recently surfaced Chrome OS source code. Some reports are suggesting that Google is pushing its OEMs to create Chromebooks with ARM technology, but...

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  2. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    I was wondering why this was not the case at the beginning. Battery life and price might have been a lot more manageable to take the SoC route. It wasn't like people could write programs that ran directly on the hardware till recently.

    I always felt that the Pixel was over powered for the OS. We would be dependent on Google to provide software to come close to using the hardware. Thus, IMHO it was a waste of money because you could not get at the performance and cool hardware features.
     
  3. I'm not sure why (at least in the immediate future) anyone would need more than 4 gigs of RAM on a cloud computing device, but I guess there's always those folks who want as much power as possible. I'd love a Tegra 4 chip in my chromebook, personally.
     

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