Cheaper Chromebooks in the Offing

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

One day, your kid will get these in a box of Lucky Charms.

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AFDozerman

The great thing about the internet is how cross-platform it is, leaving all this room for uarch experimentation. Hopefully, we'll see some more adventurous companies trying different stuff one day. This might be a great place for companies to try MIPS or some crazy GPGPU implimentation. I'd personally like to see what a single stripped-down POWER8 core could do. [trollface]

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Eoraptor

Seriously, if you're gonna put ARM in there, why not bite the bullet and just make them run android? at least then you'd have a flexible OS and App ecology.

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AFDozerman

Well, FWIW Chrome is about to get an Android compatibility mode according to a few sites. I think they don't want to use an OS created for touch on a mouse-and-keyboard formfactor (well, touchpad).