[Arm-netbook] Genesi lowered the prices!

Alejandro Mery amery at geeks.cl
Mon Feb 28 16:15:55 GMT 2011

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 16:58, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
<luke.leighton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Alain Williams <addw at phcomp.co.uk> wrote:
>> I'd happily pay another $10 for an extra 512MB RAM - firefox tends to be hungry.
> they designed it as a one-shot deal, single motherboard.  you're SOOL:
> you'd have to place a special order for 10k units in order to get
> reasonable pricing.  (or perhaps pay the NREs yourself.  or, worse,
> pay someone to lift the existing DDR with a hot iron and put down new
> ones. _if_ the board can take them.)
>  this type of design limitation is extremely common, and it's why i've
> been advocating a "common standard" interface (conceptually similar to
> PCI cards but for actual processors+memory) where you'd quite
> literally be able to buy off-the-shelf processor cards (with more
> memory, perhaps, or even a completely different processor) and just...
> shove it into any compliant chassis.
>  specialist (high-end) manufacturers could then focus on producing
> volume processor cards, buyers could get the bulk purchasing power
> from much more specialist requests (1gb RAM with a 500mhz CPU for
> example!), and the chassis manufacturers, many of whom cannot cope
> with BGA grid ICs below 0.8mm, can focus on design of great products
> _without_ having to incur $20k to $100k 6 to 12 layer CPU board costs.

Any feeling about the the socket used by the shiny rs-dimm? it has 240
pin and because of the shape it can be on top of other components,
reducing the size of the PCB even more

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