shawn.t.rutledge at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 06:53:19 CEST 2008
On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 8:55 PM, Brad Midgley <bmidgley at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've heard the support chips for atom have not been optimized for
> saving power yet, so it may be another generation before atom +
> chipset + solid state drive will be within any kind of reasonable
> power budget for a handheld.
Yeah no kidding...
See how the "entire system" power is 60 watts max, and doesn't vary
much with the load? and here:
funny how the chipset has a big heatsink with a fan, while the
processor has a small heatsink and no fan. :-) At least they are
competing favorably with VIA for the mini-ITX boards though.
> If they haven't already, they also need to engineer an instant wakeup
> (acpi suspend/resume is abysmal)
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