Intel Centrino Atom Released - To be used in iPhone?

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  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Have you looked at or read the specs on these Atom processors, and where they're headed? It's impressive stuff, don't just write it off.
     
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  5. olternaut macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand. Is it the general consensus that the atom is too weak to power the iphone?
    If it is then how would it power a potentially more versatile and larger web tablet/slate computer.....thingy? :confused:
     
  6. atluten macrumors 6502

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    I think it is more of an issue with power consumption and consequently, battery life. Atom definitely is powerful enough for the iPhone.
     
  7. iansilv macrumors 6502a

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    If battery life is not an issue, the atom processor would be the best thing for the iphone. It is more powerful- far more powerful than the arm processor. It will enable a single "stack" from the mac pro all the way down to the iphone- it will literally be able to run leopard.
     
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  9. olternaut macrumors 6502a

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    Good. That is what I was hoping. I want a tablet this year! :(
     
  10. iansilv macrumors 6502a

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    a little tablet would be awesome- a little 5 by 8 screen, maybe a dock able replacement for the macmini that can connect to large displays.
     

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