you did not read - or understand the question IN CONTEXT
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The company will expand the functionality of TVs with products from Philips Consumer Lifestyle division. Weibo Vaartjes, Executive Vice President at Philips and General Manager of Philips Consumer lifestyle talked about devices that span from home cinema sound bars, audio products to unannounced devices such as the seven inch MIPS-powered tablet, initially for the China market. It looks like MIPS has found a sweetspot, which is ultra-cheap, or should we write ultra-affordable tablets which with a 7" capacitive touch screen and about a gigabyte of local storage run for $79. The question is, can Philips survive the performance downfall when compared to higher performing ARM processors?
1. Any MIPS long will have to love - this one writers sentence - "It looks like MIPS has found a sweetspot, which is ultra-cheap, or should we write ultra-affordable tablets which with a 7" capacitive touch screen
note the move from CHEAP to affordable - conotes some reasonable level of quality and not a cheap toss away - cool beans
Now re can they survive the performance downfall when compared to the higher performing ARM processors ?
that question is not can Philips compete on higher performance with MIPS inside against ARM --- we all know MIPS is huge on high performance and if you quad core the multi thread watch out
the question that is being posed is more nuanced and fun
the question is IMO - how will say MIPS tablets at 150 compare with slightly less performance against 250 ARM based products
It is a product positioning question - not a comment on the ability or MIPS to deliver faster and higher performing CPU
and it is a good question
my impression is Ainol - with enough features is 125 europe and philips will be say 200 europe and ARM/Apple 500-600
so where does mips with android find a sweet spot ? does it stay lower end - best good deal for just enough stuff -
and what happens when say the MIPS inside cost 200-250?
LOL Armh right in Phillips backyard...Phillips rocks EUROPE and Phillips SELECTS MIPS as its roadmap processor....what a slap in the face to ARMH...other Top Tiers are taking note(Philips has brilliant German engineers) of the transition to MIPS ...MIPS appears to have edge in China's mobile community.....next continent please