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SPOTTED: Linux notebooks with ARM CPUs

Jun 09, 2009, 13:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shane McGlaun)

"The PC industry really has three categories today; we have the desktop, the notebook, and the netbook computer. According to Freescale and Qualcomm a new term is needed to describe some of the Linux-based machines that use ARM hardware shown at Computex.

"The term that the duo is using for its ARM/Linux portables are Smartbooks. Compared to a netbook the smartbook will be cheaper, smaller, and have a longer battery life than the netbooks so popular with consumers today. Some of the machines spotted at Computex were running Linux-based Google Android."

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