[citation][nom]rebel1280[/nom]Now all they need is a battery to match viewing even a quarter of the content that those can store[/citation]
Reducing the CPU/GPU power would also help. Holding a 750mW SoC chip in your hand crammed in a phone/tablet can get somewhat uncomfortably warm under load.
Now if only Apple will put this in the next iPod Touch. My iPod Touch has been full for 2 years and there are no viable alternatives (other than the iPod Classic which I also own, but it's an outdated piece of crap).
[citation][nom]Mat686868[/nom]Now if only Apple will put this in the next iPod Touch. My iPod Touch has been full for 2 years and there are no viable alternatives (other than the iPod Classic which I also own, but it's an outdated piece of crap).[/citation]
You mean there is no alternative with an Apple logo on it ?
Yeah, that seems to be true.
Would these chips also find their way into SSD's? Performance doesn't seem great, but if I understand correctly SSD chips aren't that fast individually, but get their speed from the combination of chips?
I have a 265GB Vertex 4, which is made of sixteen 16GB chips. Same configuration from these chips would mean a 2TB SSD.
Goodbye mechanical drives forever. Can you believe we still use hard drives that have moving parts in 2012?
If mass produced, the price point will probably be very reasonable. Looking forward to the future.
It would be great to see some of these pop up as integrated features on motherboards. Having something like that could make for some small designs, lower power requirements, and fewer components. Having a dedicated drive for the OS would also leave an extra drive (or array) open for performance. If an add-on drive is being used, the integrated could be used like the new non-volatile RAM, a type of cache, or just an extra drive.
[citation][nom]Wozza365[/nom]Mat, what about a galaxy player, I think it comes with up to 64GB and a micro SD slot[/citation]
galaxy player may have good storage, but its a very big turd compared to the ipod. and this is coming from someone that hates apple. samsung needs to refresh their samsung player lineup to at least try to compete because ipod is dominating without any resistance in that area. 128gb chips in a phone or a revamped galaxy player would be amazing.