Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Confirm comment report request

Depends on the market. I suspect most people who would buy the Iyonix understand the platform enough to know what they are paying for.

If Castle is aiming at Joe Public, then the price point to system spec ratio will never attract them as there expectations have been influenced by x86 PC specs. Indeed it would look as though they are getting less but paying more.

*

The MS/Intel relationships is a good indicator as Intel and Microsofts core business will be based around XP and x86 processors, with increasing focus on mobile devices slowly changing that.

However in the short term I suspect they will need to maintain a viable, backwards compatible chip architecture. Moving to ARM powered technology for desktop machines would be an expensive proposition, not only for the chip maker and MS, but for other companies offering preipherals. Not to mention probelms with legacy support.

I think to be honest that Castle have it right, they have a proven system spec with a good customer base. Future chip upgrades will depend heavily on the production of a chip that 'fits the bill', intel at present don't seem to be moving in this direction with ARM cores.

 is a RISC OS UserJDC on 26/8/05 12:58PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Click on the button below to confirm you wish to flag up this comment to the website's administrators. Abuse of this service will be frowned upon and it should only be used to notify us of comments that are extremely distasteful, indecent or otherwise unlawful. If you disagree with an opinion expressed or fact stated in a comment, please take part in the debate rather than expect it to be removed.

Return to the drobe.co.uk front page

Details

Reporting user / IP: / 54.172.234.236
Comment GID: 16426
Timestamp: Sat, 20 Jul 2019 23:53:54 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Wakefield 2004 show report
    Views from the Launchpad
     34 comments, latest by mavhc on 26/05/04 6:02PM. Published: 22 May 2004

  • Random article

  • Firefox pledgers hold onto their cash
    Puppy dog eyes time
     30 comments, latest by druck on 2/9/05 11:06AM. Published: 22 Aug 2005

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "I was actually referring to drobe itself as the 'young upstart' rather than the age of the contributors"
    Page generated in 0.0746 seconds.