But you know where battery life doesn’t m27atter so much? In computers that aren’t meant to be used unplugged. And an AMD spokesperson tells The Industry Standard that’s where the company’s Neo processor is headed. The goal is to equip small, cheap desktops (or nettops) and all-in-one PCs with Neo chips.
The move makes a lot of sense. After all most people expect better video game or HD video performance from desktops than from notebooks. AMD’s Neo chips can handle Blu-ray video playback, while the only way to get an Intel Atom processor to perform the same task is to bundle a higher performance GPU like the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, which is what NVIDIA is doing with its ION platform.