簡單來說，就是從 Smartphone 延伸到 Netbook 啦！ARM 執行長 Warren East 認為，目前的筆電效能發展已經超出了大半使用者需求的程度，因此本來效能就和 Netbook 處理器相當，而且省電得多的 ARM，就有很大的優勢。從 Smartphone 往上，ARM 提出了 Smartbook 的概念，基本上就是一台大螢幕，有標準鍵盤，而且隨時都是連線上網的筆電。做為處理器設計商的 ARM 並無法預測最終產品會是怎麼樣的走向，但顯然 ARM 很看好 Netbook 市場。
只是 Atom/x86 架構已經先走了一年了，ARM 陣營能拿什麼出來和 Intel 拼？看來要等明天開始逛場地了才能知道囉！繼續閱讀裡有 ARM 的未來幻想影片。
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In short, extend from smartphone to netbook. Warren East, CEO of ARM Holding, believes current notebooks' performance outperformed most users' performance need, therefore ARM processors, with lower energy consumption and perform on-par with netbook processors, stands in an advantageous position. From smartphone to the next level up, ARM brings forward the concept of a 'smartbook', which is essentially an always online notebook with large screen and standard keyboard. As a processor designer firm, ARM may not be able to predict how the trend will flow in terms of final (consumer) product, however, it is obvious that ARM believes in future netbook market.
With Atom/x86 architecture stands a year ahead, one would be curious about what ARM camp have in store to compete with Intel. A field investigation tomorrow may provide the answer, stay tuned. Meanwhile, click below for ARM's vision of the future.