[Arm-netbook] [fedora-arm] 1ghz ARM Laptop (12in 1280x800 LCD)

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton luke.leighton at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 15:46:00 GMT 2011

2011/2/2 Misha Shnurapet <shnurapet at fedoraproject.org>:
> 01.02.2011, 05:51, "Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton" <luke.leighton at gmail.com>:
>> http://lkcl.net/laptop.html
> 01.02.2011, 21:33, "Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton" <luke.leighton at gmail.com>:
>>  but, yeah, the aim is to fulfil the largest number of peoples' needs
>> first (weight of numbers) and then branch out from there.
> Hi, Luke.
> Thank you for the proposal and none the less interesting discussion. It's people like you who actually "get us there" at end, and it's good to know that possible ways are being searched for.

 appreciated the encouragement misha.  the plan involves bootstrapping
the way up from low-level beginnings all the way up to mass-volume
products.  the pieces are falling into place, and it's through other
people helping to find things (like gordon finding that ztsystems
server, which leads to phytec) that it will get there quicker.


> Unfortunately, I'm not a hardware hacker. But, as a consumer, I'd say that a "1gb NAND Flash" is quite a bit below the level. I also wouldn't care much about a 1280x720 screen if the hardware wouldn't be capable of playing the video flawlessly. Or, if there was an HDMI port to connect to TV, which is, in my taste, better suited for watching.

 yep - all the designs i've worked on, and all the CPUs found (so far)
were selected precisely because of the HDMI output capability.  i'd
kinda ruled out the spea1310 because you need an extra IC converting
LCD to DVI/HDMI or even *shudder* a PCI-e graphics IC (volari Z11 god
help us is about the only free-software-compatible option)

 gordon is right about the SD/MMC card thing, but the "level 10" ones
can at least guarantee above 10mbytes/sec *read* capability.   so
_yes_ to the SATA interface.

> The gorgeously-looking Efika MX would fit me almost perfectly if not the soon-deprecating A8 CPU and the plans for a dual-core solution with faster RAM.

 this has been answered very well by others.


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