So much for conventional wisdom that x86 has only to figure out how to run with less power consumption.
“In the Caffeine 3 benchmark, the Oak Trail prototype scored a dismal 1562 points, well behind the Asus Eee Transformer Pad (Tegra 2 based; 6246 points) and the Samsung 10.1v Galaxy Tab (Hummingbird Gen. 2; 7194 points). This was significant as Caffeine measures Java performance — the language most Android apps are written in. As such, the benchmark provides a key indicator of how fast apps will run on the tablet — in Intel’s case “very slow”.”
Ouch! Intel will need a couple of steps of Moore’s Law just to catch up, by which time, ARM will have moved ahead again.