[Arm-netbook] 12in laptop story

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton luke.leighton at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 12:37:42 GMT 2011

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 2:50 AM, Mark Constable <markc at renta.net> wrote:
> On 01/02/11, Forum Blogarm.net wrote:
>> Did you heard about Nufront ?

 yes.  they appeared to have a bit of a hiccup.  i'm glad you reminded
me of them, because they seem to have revived themselves:


> suspect it'll be a boutique product, and expensive, and unless
> they show some kind of willingness towards open source then there
> is not much point aside from watching what they produce.


> On 2011-01-31 luke.leighton at gmail.com wrote:
>> oh - one other reason for ruling out "stock" BBxM and pandaboards:
>> 512mb RAM, POP.  insanely expensive, difficult to assemble (requires
>> plasma tooling) and i don't even wanna think about the cost of a
>> 1gb POP RAM chip.
> That would explain why Digi-Key were not interested in re-tooling
> for a 1Gb ram model Beagleboard when I inquired a couple of years
> ago.

 yep.  and they paid the price for having to answer that enquiry.  and
everyone else's identical enquiry.  thus putting up the price.

> ***
> This is somewhat off-topic but I'll throw it out anyway. Whatever
> the guts of this "notbook" becomes, consider also wrapping the
> mobo and connectors in a simple case without the LCD and keyboard.

 yepp.  been there.  got the plans already.


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