Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Sun Dec 22 00:59:52 UTC 2013
What are the dimensions of the screen (of those machines), in pixels?
On 12/21/2013 02:58 PM, Craig Morehouse wrote:
> I am honored by the responses here. Answers to some questions ...
> Yes, I will have updates and ordering through bigtigerimports.us. Jan
> 31st is my target. Won't be easy, though. There is lots to do.
> Q: "Will the processor be multi-core?"
> A: Some will be regular I5 - I7's. The Atom processor combines many functions into the chip itself. Graphics, memory controller and I/O interfaces are integrated. The range of devices available to be is, frankly, overwhelming. I have picked the current to start because it is more rugged than you'd expect a Netbook to be, it has all the standard ports including VGA out, and I think that its having a real 500GB Hd puts it into a different class.
> Q: Will you offer Solid State drives (possibly as an upgrade? as $300
> wouldn't be enough to cover that).
> A: I am not a big fan of SSD as the primary drive. I see many failures. The technology that looks best is hybrid, using some flash and the rest mechanical in one package. Those rock and install into the exact drive bay with standard equipment.
> Q: And finally, what graphics chip are you using... I suppose since you
> have an Atom processor it will be Intel graphics (which generally works
> well), basically I am wondering if it will be capable of running higher
> end 3d graphics
> A: As above, the graphics controller is integrated into the Atom. Performance with video is very nice. All the multimedia stuff I've run was very smooth. With LXDE the interface snaps. The only thing I've found causing any slowdown is when I have many programs in several categories. If there are, say, 50 programs in Education, there can be a 2 - 3 second delay in opening a cascade window to the right and displaying the contents.
> Right now, the target market is the USA and base language is English. I don't see why we could not have, say, a French version with as many programs in French as possible and as many French ebooks as I can acquire. There is no particular limit.
> Let me know what you'd like and I will try to do it.
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