Linux Laptop

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Tue Feb 25 18:37:24 PST 2003


Hi.

please excuse posting this to .support as well, and please followup to
lfs.chat ONLY.

I am trying to guage interest in a hypothetical laptop.

The specs would be (something like) ARM9/10/11 or XScale, clocked
between 400MHz and 1.2GHz. there would be a decent (15-17", 1024x768
min) TFT LCD screen, and it would take commodity PC laptop accessories,
eg. RAM, HDD.

Battery life would be expected to be approximately 20 hours.

SO...

anyone who would be interested, please speak up, but BE SPECIFIC.

If you are interested 'just because thats cool', then say so.
If you would actually BUY one, say so and give an indication of what you
would *REALISTICALLY* be able to pay for one (bear in mind it would be a
SMALL production run compared to a M$ X86 laptop.
If you know a whole hoard of people just gagging for one, let me know
right away...

Assume the minimum spec to be:

600MHz XScale (ARM) CPU
USB 1.1 (more likely 2)
audio IN, OUT
CDROM
Harddisc
PCMCIA slots
Wadloads of flash (linux in flash)
128MB DDR SDRAM
1024x768 colour screen
15 Hour battery life

Im *hoping* for, or perhaps as a later product...

1.2GHz ARM10/11
USB 2
firewire
CDROM/HDD/PCMCIA as above
wadloads of flash
256-512MB DDR RAM
1600x1200 TFT
all kinds of other neat-o IO stuff like video in, etc.
24 Hour battery life

All this, of course, running Linux and free software.
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