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Mobile computing vs notebooks
« on: November 08, 2018, 10:28:02 PM »

There has been much talk lately of how the huge sales of mobile phones are funding a bottom-up revolution in photography, with phone-cameras pushing technology forward far faster than is the case with "dedicated cameras". Now I notice a related trend on the processor side of things, with the ARM-based SoC processor clusters used in high-end phones, iPads and other tablets catching up with and in one case overtaking a significant part of the notebook computer market. The current high end of this is the new iPad Pro models, with an "A12X" SoC that outperforms a fair range of notebooks, including ones that cost substantially more and whose Intel chips have far worse power consumption.

Where could this go? Some speculate on Apple shifting to using its own species of ARM-based chips in macOS computers, but maybe devices like iPads and even high-end big screen phones will simply add the software capabilities to replace notebook computers for most tasks. Adding a good optional keyboard and track-pad is not a huge technical challenge.
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