Saturday, January 14, 2012

The future of computer devices



 Couple of years ago, the world entered on a devastating financial crisis.. I’ve blog about it as well as many others…
Interestingly enough, by that time asus “invented” the netbook… a cropped version of a laptop with sucky capabilities that were “just enough” to do basic computing task… That was the only sector of the computing industry that actually grows within the financial crisis…. That was the deciding fact of why Microsoft had to extend support for windows XP... THE NETBOOK

By the same time, people started to demand more functionality on their smartphones… up to the point that we no longer understand where it stops been a smartphone (or a tablet for the sake of my point) and start to become a computer. Virtually everything that could be done on one device is doable on the other… Before that, the software companies (you know which ones) make bloated os with fancy eye candy that require more processing power to make you throw away your hardware in order to update to current version of something that wasn’t well design to begin with…

Anyhow, I’ve ran on a website that promotes a $25 bucks computer… Raspberry pi, designed to be a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.
This 25 dollars machine is running quake 3 on full hd resolution (1080p) with 4x anti-aliasing… tap that!

This is just another prove of what professor LambraƱo told me back on college… the computer that put the man on the moon was an 8bit computer… as powerful as a 5 bucks casio calculator… ARM platform is very different from x86 ibm pc; however, you are getting the idea. This little machine is capable, its size, combined with small heat output and power demands, means that it will be able to be shoved in all sorts of tight spots…


1 comment:

  1. I think computers and LED TVs will ultimately converge. You make some good points here and who would now believe that an 8 bit computer put a man on the moon.

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