uh huh... im gonna go around town dragging a mouse.. (feasible but inconvenient), keyboard... (highly unlikely and a nuisance), and a ........... HDTV (what are you on??).
I use my laptop on my HDTV. Why couldn't I replace it with an Archos Android once if one can imagine that it could run a full Google Chrome browser, some other basic Android applications to cover my needs in real-time web notifications, even I expect advanced and full HD video editing and encoding to work great on the Android devices, solution is going to be this:
- Advanced Cloud based applications
Basically the video editing, photo editing, video encoding, all those applications will just work through smooth and advanced Android application interfaces that upload all the source files to the Internet and processes them using huge processing power on the cloud and streams back the workflows to you.
ARM Cortex based laptops
not IMT's?? no. laptops. l a p t o p s. even you said it. not IMT's. and there's a reason for this. a laptop has been designed to be a mobile workstation. an IMT has not. try editing photos/videos on your 5 inch screen, compared to 15-19inch laptop screen. BIG difference. oh and get this - they are now making laptops with... ***BUILT-IN MICE AND KEYBOARDS*** !!!! wow!
It's a fact that laptops are melting into the smartphone category and vice versa. The laptop officially sells more than desktops. The laptops are officially used more at home and at work than desktops. The laptops are officially used more on a table at fixed locations than on the lap and on-the-move. The laptop is basically a desktop that can run on batteries, cheaper, more compact and more easily movable. The smart pocketable multimedia device is the most compact and easily movable, cheapest, lowest power yet most efficient desktop replacement.
I use a USB mouse and USB keyboard on my laptop all the time. There simply isn't a better embedded alternative to those input mechanisms. I want a laid back computing environment when I am in productivity mode, thus I output from my laptop to my 42" HDTV and I use my USB mouse and USB keyboard for my inputs.
it's not feasible to try and push IMT's as a REPLACEMENT for laptops/work stations, which is what you are trying to do. have you ever had to use a professional workstation?
It is not only feasible, it is happening right now. ARM embedded platforms are just about to destroy Intel. Just sit and watch.
Professionals will absolutely not only demand embedded solutions for all their professional work, they will require it to achieve any of the new types of immensely and basically infinitely more powerful cloud assisted computing tasks. Embedded workstations will not only be faster, basically instant-on, instant application interfaces, much more secure and much more user friendly (especially professionnals need user friendly interfaces). Cloud assisted embedded platforms provide access to use an unlimited amount of computing servers to grid process any computing intensive task for you, especially good for video professionals, photo professionals, cloud assisted computing will even virtualize x86 desktops faster on an ARM thin client than on any other much more power intensive and bloated device.