The ARM Cortex processor by Texas Instruments, used in the Archos 5, Archos 5G and Archos 7 is faster then the Intel Atom processor when running Firefox 3 both on Linux at the same frequency.
The current Cortex frequency might be lower then the ones in currently sold Intel Atom processors, but you also have to consider the ARM Cortex uses much less power (0.3W) and costs much less to implement.
Each new product from this personal media player maker arrives with sweet new features worthy of inclusion into the hearts and minds of gadget geeks everywhere. But it must be reaching a ceiling of ingenuity with the new Archos 5 Internet Mobile Tablet — it’s just so darn cool I cannot imagine what the company could possibly come up with next.
This product is cool as cool can be — until Archos decides it will redefine cool.
The online package tracking system is saying that I should receive the Archos 5 250GB with the DVR Station IMT here tomorrow morning. Check back for my initial video impressions, DivX HD quality product demonstrations, website speed testing, including AJAX and Flash speed and compatibillity testing.