Posted by Charbax on 31st December 2008
Here is a nice review by Pat Moorhead, AMD’s Vice President of Advanced Marketing of the Archos 7 that he seems to have bought as a Christmas present for his children, or for himself.
This is the screen size of his Archos 7 compared to his ipod touch:
1) Viewing area; Archos 7: 15.64 in2; Apple iPhone touch 3.91 in2 (4:3. 1.33:1, NTSC)
2) Resolution: Archos 7: 800×480 pixels=384,000 pixels; Apple iPhone touch: 480×320 pixels=153,600 pixels
I wonder what AMD’s plan is with embedded processors, since AMD has sold their Alchemy MIPS based processor to Raza Microelectronics. I think AMD should work on an ARM Cortex based processor. It’d make for AMD some cheaper, smaller and better laptops and pocket computers. Especially the next OLPC XO-2 I think should use an ARM based processor instead of X86 AMD Geode. But why can’t AMD just start making some cheap low power ARM processors. That could also be a great way fo AMD to compete against Intel. You will be able to see new ARM based Laptops and pocket devices launched at CES.