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kvelland

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China import
« on: April 05, 2011, 01:27:58 pm »
http://www.szdelong.cc/bbx/product-185468.html

Will this computer work as a MD?

I understand I can use it as a orbitter hanging on the wall using the web orbitter, or maybe the windows orbitter.

Any thoughts?

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Re: China import
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011, 05:32:32 pm »
probably not real plug and play, but it should work. I've used an Asus B202 as a 720p capable media player for mpeg2 content.

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Re: China import
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 08:11:14 pm »
That would make a great MD for the kitchen IMO.

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Re: China import
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011, 09:32:01 am »
Ok, this is worth a try. Worst case I can install Windows on it and use web orbitter.

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Re: China import
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011, 09:34:48 am »
What's the price on that thingy

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Re: China import
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011, 09:41:49 am »
Honestly? ... wait just a bit....

That design is a very odd hybrid of an N270, with an ancient 945 system bridge.

It uses a GMA950, which while that would be fine for a touch panel orbiter, wait just a bit, for something that has at least a Pine Trail or Oak Trail system bus design, that is

(1) thinner
(2) less power consumption
(3) can actually do video output and run PadOrbiter V2 quite nicely. (i.e. with a Broadcom Crystal HD coprocessor)

Just my two cents.

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Re: China import
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 07:18:53 pm »
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Pine Trail or Oak Trail system bus design, that is

(1) thinner
(2) less power consumption
(3) can actually do video output and run PadOrbiter V2 quite nicely. (i.e. with a Broadcom Crystal HD coprocessor)

Not sure what you are comparing this system with, if anybody knows please share some links to that other hardware.
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Re: China import
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011, 08:07:46 pm »
« Last Edit: April 14, 2011, 05:32:15 am by swift11 »

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Re: China import
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011, 03:45:28 pm »
Just saw an advert for a Viewsonic ViewPad 10 http://www.viewsonic.com/products/vpad10.htm. It has the Intel Pine Trail N455 CPU.

Unfortunately it doesn't have an Ethernet port, but it does have WiFi and Bluetooth, so I guess you could use this as a mobile orbiter - move between rooms and use the Follow Me function to continue watching the media from the 1st room.

Does anyone know if MeeGo will work on this? and the PADOrbiter2 that Thom has been working on http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=11513.0

Olivier:

Is this fact sheet http://newsroom.intel.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/1976-11-4490/Oak_Trail_Atom_Processor_Factsheet.pdf comparing the new Oak Trail with the older Pine Trail or an older Atom Processor?

If it is an older Atom Processor, then do you know the differences between Oak Trail and Pine Trail

Also, after reading this http://mobile-device.biz/content/item.php?item=29991 should we wait for Cedar Trail as it offers better power savings?

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Re: China import
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2011, 05:26:46 pm »
* the Viewsonic Viewpad is not MeeGo-compatible atm (touchscreen issue)

*  "should we wait" is always a difficult question   ;)
Cedar is a Q4 CPU (or SoC to be precise) , Oak is a Q2 CPU and Pine is available now.

* the ExoPC Slate (Pine) is MeeGo-compatible
http://www.exopc.com/en/exopc-slate.php
http://www.exopc.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=107&sid=38e923d28050f080e291d927487fb67f

but the MeeGo Tablet UX is pre-alpha
http://appdeveloper.intel.com/en-us/meego-develop

Q2 will be very interesting: some nice Atom Oak Trail tablets, more competition and better prices.  ;)

-Olivier
« Last Edit: April 18, 2011, 08:55:59 pm by swift11 »