- Aug 25, 2001
But will the BoM cost be acceptable to the industry / tablet mfgs / etc.? Or will only a version of the MS Surface end up using these chips, because of their (traditionally high) cost?This is their return to the Tablet market they abandoned back in 2015. But it'll be a proper one with performance no longer being anemic using the cheapest smallest cores.
ARM is everywhere, not because it's faster (although, it seems like it is, today, at the lower-end of consumer computing products), but because it was CHEAP, and continues to be
Edit: And what about the SOHO / SMB NAS market? Will Intel create or modify designs for their needs? I think that's a growing market. A NAS-specific SoC fabbed based on their modern Atom cores, with a RAID controller / multiple SATA ports capable of RAID 0/1/5/6, and maybe a 10GbE MAC (requiring just a PHY chip), would be nice to have, at a low cost. Certainly, it should be cheaper and lower-power, than just sticking one of their mobile Core CPUs in there, with all of the associated chipset and peripheral / I/O chips too.