Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ARM vs x86 - Practical Chrome 30

9:02 PM

This week on Practical Chrome we look at the difference between ARM and x86 processors.  With more models coming out containing both chips which one should you choose?  Is one better than the other?  We will answer these questions and look to the future of chips on this episode.

Also in the news OS competitor is vying for the sub $250 laptop market, the handwriting is on the wall... Chrome OS is getting more touch friendly.


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Show Notes


Chrome OS competitor touting 6 ways it bests Chromebooks - link
Chromebook competitor pre-advertising cheap Windows Laptops - link
Dell stops direct selling Chromebook 11 online - link
Handwriting noted on on-screen keyboard - link

Cheaper Chromebooks? - link


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Stuck with an intel mentality in an emerging ARM centric world.

ARM uses RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing), think smaller/simpler instructions
x86 users CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computing), think bigger/complex instructions

ARM? - Advanced RISC Machines’ ‘Advanced RISC Machines Ltd.’ ‘ARM Holdings’, its a licensing company not a manufacturer.

x86? - Technologies created and manufactured by Intel, AMD and others.

What is coming up for ARM?  - link , link , link

Coming up for Intel - link

Brent Sullivan states “We want faster Chromebooks,  yes  Google knows that a $100 Chromebook, however, will bring people online that may never have had that chance.  Yes, and I believe a $100 Chrome OS device is in our future.”

Benchmarks: Should we trust them? - Run Octane on your machine


Google Docs Quick Creator - link
RSS Aggregator - link


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