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    Phoronix: Samsung's A15 Chromebook Loaded With Ubuntu Is Crazy Fast

    Google recently launched the Samsung Chromebook that for $249 USD features an 11-inch display, a 16GB SSD, a promise of 6.5-hour battery life, and is backed by a Samsung Exynos 5 SoC. The Samsung Exynos 5 packs a 1.7GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor with ARM Mali-T604 graphics. With using this new ARM Cortex-A15 chip plus the Samsung Chromebook not being locked down so it can be loaded up with a Linux distribution like Ubuntu or openSUSE, it was a must-buy for carrying out some interesting Cortex-A15 Linux benchmarks. The Exynos 5 Dual in this affordable laptop packs an impressive performance punch.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=18159

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    Meanwhile, Windows RT (Windows for ARM) is utter shit. This is a huge potential for Ubuntu going forward to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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    An Test against an small i3 or A4 would be awesome. And maybe against an E-450

    EDIT: That include an Graphic Benchmark

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    So how long till we see something with the Mali-T658 and a 2.5Ghz quad Cortex A-15 and a 2880x1600 screen?

    I will pay the price of admission for such a beast in a heartbeat!

    The Mali-T658 is supposed to have slightly better then a PS3 GPU and with a fast quad behind it would allow for much fun to be had, especially if we get OpenCL going since the GPU supports it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
    So how long till we see something with the Mali-T658 and a 2.5Ghz quad Cortex A-15 and a 2880x1600 screen?

    I will pay the price of admission for such a beast in a heartbeat!

    The Mali-T658 is supposed to have slightly better then a PS3 GPU and with a fast quad behind it would allow for much fun to be had, especially if we get OpenCL going since the GPU supports it.
    Google is working on an own Chromebook, much like the Nexus series for Android. It might have just that.

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    I don't know, in the same ballpark as Atom doesn't sound like "crazy fast" to me. Also, I have a hard time thinking about what I'd use this for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    Google is working on an own Chromebook, much like the Nexus series for Android. It might have just that.
    Actually, it is VERY likely that it does...although, i haven't looked it up - i do suspect that would be the case...

    I also happened to order the 'Nexus 10' the other day from Staples (pre-order, should arrive by the 15th of December), and it sports 2560x1600 (300ppi), with a 8.9 inch display (and obviously it has the A15 processor).

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    Google is working on an own Chromebook, much like the Nexus series for Android. It might have just that.
    Google has introduced it (Chromebook Pixel). Its utterly pointless with that pricetag and a processor that is just fast for something that is not required. They should have released something with next generation ARM A15 but a quad core, better GPU, and way better battery life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nille View Post
    An Test against an small i3 or A4 would be awesome. And maybe against an E-450

    EDIT: That include an Graphic Benchmark
    The E-450 is going to be phased out for the E2-2000 http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bobcat...20E2-2000.html

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