[ubuntu-uk] new arm notebooks

Robert McWilliam rmcw at allmail.net
Tue Feb 24 08:39:43 GMT 2009

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 04:07:26AM +0000, Liam Proven wrote:
> Perhaps I'm doing the Pandora an injustice, but it looked to me like a
> pocket console. Small, relatively low-res screen, not much storage,
> not much expansion, token keyboard, but built-in game controllers: not
> so much a Gameboy, to be fair, as an improved GamePark GP2X or
> something. Nice toy, but of no interest to me.

The people making it are thinking of it as a console primarily but it
is a general computer that you can do whatever you want with - more
along the lines of a gaming PC than a console in desktop sized things.

The screen isn't particularly low res: 225 ppi. I'll give you it being
quite small but that's kind of a requirement if you want to put it in
your pocket. 

It's got two SDHC card slots for storage which gives you up to 16GB
each - and you can carry more if you can live with swapping them
(though I think that would be a recipe for me losing them). 

It does have USB for adding extra peripherals, stuff sticking out is
always a bit unwieldy but shouldn't be too bad for using a wireless
dongle or flash drive. Software can be added fairly easilly - this is
one advantage of the game target, they've put a bit of effort into
making packaging and installation really easy (the installation step
is actually removed, things just run from the package). 

Right, I'll stop trying to sell you one now (I'm not actually on


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