[Arm-netbook] Card Power Classes

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Mon Aug 11 11:01:48 BST 2014

On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 10:49 AM, Alexander Stephen Thomas Ross
<maillist_arm-netbook at aross.me> wrote:
> what about a standard for categorising the different cards based on
> there computer resources/speed. like sd cards classes.

 ok, there is only one shot at that, and it's by using the difference
between the 5.0mm and the 3.3mm heights.  i want to reserve that for
the RGB/TTL output resolution.

 so, 5.0mm CPU Cards (which will NOT fit into a 3.3mm slot) shall be
720p (maximum resolution of 1280x800)

 3.3mm CPU Cards (which will fit into BOTH 5.0mm and 3.3mm slots)
shall support up to 1080p (maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080).

 this still obeys the "slot it in, it will work" sales pitch... which
is a slight lie, because it is actually "*if* it fits in the slot, it
will work".

i'm not willing to push the luck any further than that, however.

speed classes 1, 2, 3, 4 .... that is *way* out of the "if it fits, it
will work" sales pitch.  it's far too complex for the average person
to comprehend, far too complex a sales pitch.

 the sales pitch should LITERALLY be "you get what you pay for, here
are the options ($20 to $100), but all of them work".

 it will be the salesman's job to sell the end-user faster versions
with more memory, faster interfaces etc.


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