ARM-based (ARMH) Windows 8 (MSFT) systems are widely expected to be less power-hungry than x86...

|By:, SA News Editor

ARM-based (ARMH) Windows 8 (MSFT) systems are widely expected to be less power-hungry than x86 systems featuring Intel (INTC) and AMD processors. They might also be around 10% cheaper on average, claims Bernstein, and that could help them take a large chunk of the sub-$500 consumer notebook market, where cutting-edge performance isn't demanded. But will software issues stand in the way?