Linux laptop... news.
jason at tommyk.com
Wed Feb 26 13:33:49 PST 2003
Ian Molton wrote:
> The case in question is a *lovely* die cast metal, with a 12" LCD panel,
> and touchscreen. touchpad is optional.
> there is BAGS of room for IO, and the whole thing is about the size of a
> sheet of A4 paper, and about 3/4in thick.
Sounds nice and _duarable_ :) I for one am not bothered by a little
extra weight. A good heft is indicative of quality.
> *800x600 TFT touchscreen
a touchscreen makes the deal that much sweeter, esp. in a small package
like this. 800x600 is definatly a minimum (barely) usable area but in a
small package like this, more than adequate.
> *6 USB ports (maybe). 2 for sure. would people sacrifice parallel port
> for 4xUSB?
that's a tough call. A lot of printers out there aren't usb now
sacrafice the parallel for 2 more usb and one or two firewire and you've
got a convert :)
> *kernel (and maybe root FS) in user upgradeable FLASH.
I saw this...: http://www.mini-itx.com/reviews/b860t/default.asp#B860T0004
...and ask, would it be possible to have this flash in the form of a
compact flash socket (maybe chained off an available floppy interface)
instead of DOC style? I guess maybe the interface is different then
that of a dedicated chip, but it would be so cheap to upgrade and tons
of room =)
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