Am Dienstag, 12. Juni 2018, 03:04:34 CEST schrieb Linus Torvalds: > On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 5:02 PM Olof Johansson <o...@lixom.net> wrote: > > > > - Qualcomm: > > + SDM845, a.k.a Snapdragon 845, an 4+4-core Kryo 385/845 > > (Cortex-A75/A55 derivative) SoC that's one of the current high-end > > mobile SoCs. > > > > It's great to see mainline support for it. So far, you > > can't do much with it, since a lot of peripherals are not yet in the > > DTs but driver support for USB, GPU and other pieces are starting to > > trickle in. This might end up being a well-supported SoC upstream if > > the momentum keeps up. > > Isn't the Qualcomm 845 also the SoC in some of the new WARM laptops? > > I asked one person that had an older one (ASUS NovaGo - Qualcomm 835), > and apparently you can actually disable secure boot on that thing and > boot from USB. > > In other words, it might _actually_ act like a normal laptop. > > I'd love to have something that is actually a real honest-to-goodness > ARM laptop finally. Are we getting at all close to that?
I guess the Samsung Chromebook Plus (Rockchip RK3399-based [branded OP1 though]) also is somewhat close to that target - even with a nice high-res display and everything except the 32kb BootRom being replaceable. Of course Qualcomm-based devices have the Adreno/Freedreno bonus, but even in that area we're seeing some progress for Mali (Midgard) this year .  https://rosenzweig.io/blog/a-moving-mesa-midgard-cube.html