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So fucking tempted... by NathanielWorthingfield.ds - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:38:37 EST ID:5WhqGX47 No.120741 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Reeeeeeal fucking tempted to throw some cash down on one of these bad boys

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gpd-pocket-7-0-umpc-laptop-ubuntu-or-win-10-os-laptop--2#/

What do you think /tech/?
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NathanielWorthingfield.ds - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:40:25 EST ID:5WhqGX47 No.120742 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Spec sheet for interest
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EmmaDeblinglock.tga - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:00:27 EST ID:vGBlYgEz No.120743 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Crowd funding warning signs:
No complete prototype
Misleading comparisons (tablet CPU vs Macbook CPU)
"Preorder" now or pay a lot more later
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PriscillaCrupperbanks.class - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:16:33 EST ID:7F/QA+Tm No.120744 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120743
Also it's Indigogo while the scope of the project would pay for Kickstarter many times over.
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NathanielWorthingfield.ds - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:15:07 EST ID:5WhqGX47 No.120745 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120743
There's a video for the T0-Prototype out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rJHJKjcPDs

Apparently T2 is coming sometime in April, and they're hoping to have it ready to ship/launch/sell in June. The comparison between the CPUs as far as I can tell is just to show functionality, not a direct speed/hardware comparison.

The thing about the preorder or pay more now later is the most interesting aspect I think. Do I drop the moolah now, or wait it out until they become cheaper later in the year? Is it going to be a limited run and thus rare? Can I justify dropping $409 on something when better specced items exist? Am I paying purely for the gimmick of it just being an ultra-portable?

Then there are the tech questions: Can I dual boot an Android partition on this? Could I USB/BlueTooth tether a dumbphone to it to enable net access on the go (obviously phone plan dependant), so that I can finally cast off my smartphone?
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BarnabyTrotstone.mpeg - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:37:07 EST ID:vGBlYgEz No.120746 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>The comparison between the CPUs as far as I can tell is just to show functionality, not a direct speed/hardware comparison.
Shut up. It's there to make it look like a real laptop and not the netbook that it is. They even dug up the corpse of "UMPC", a term that hasn't seen the light of day since netbooks became hot. How old are you that you don't know cynical advertising when you see it?
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FuckingFogglestock.psd - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:20:07 EST ID:5WhqGX47 No.120748 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120746
the fuck crawled up your urethra buddy?
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CorneliusNeshlot.bfc - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 03:24:03 EST ID:7F/QA+Tm No.120750 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120745
>There's a video for the T0-Prototype out:
Looks like they mounted a small bluetooth keyboard to a small tablet.

Good riddance, so the innovation here is how to come up with a hinge mechanism to mount those two parts together.
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DavidBrambleway.htm - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 04:45:53 EST ID:Pz4wNt2s No.120752 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120741
>12 hour battery life
Never going to happen.
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BetsyHingernutch.dwg - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 16:02:30 EST ID:o34O4Xiq No.120754 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I heard about this about a month ago and preordered the linux version because it happened to be the exact thing I was looking for. I'm considering moving to a dumbphone and just using this.

This company delivered with the GPD Win [pictured] like a year ago, so I think it's a pretty safe bet. I actually found this device because I found the GPD Win first and was looking up whether you could install linux.

I'll let you know how well it works out if this thread isn't dead by the time it gets shipped (or turns to vapor, lol)

> Looks like they mounted a small bluetooth keyboard to a small tablet.

Which is basically what I was looking for, plus something that wouldn't require backflips to install a regular distro on. I don't think they were pretending to be innovative, they were just being cheap hardware from Shenzhen.
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JohnBrullylon.pm6 - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:54:28 EST ID:5WhqGX47 No.120760 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120754
thanks man, that'd be appreciated. i may just go ahead and take the plunge anyway. i've been wanting to learn how to use linux for years now, and something like this seems like a pretty nice way of having something that I could just slip in my pocket and figure out on the go
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EdwardTootspear.smd - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:14:18 EST ID:Pz4wNt2s No.120761 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120760
>i've been wanting to learn how to use linux for years now
I get you but I imagine it would be incredible frustrating trying to learn anything on that tiny thing. You'll need a fullsize pc to look up stuff constantly.
Just splin up a VM
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EdwardTootspear.smd - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:16:53 EST ID:Pz4wNt2s No.120762 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120761
spin up a vm*
https://www.virtualbox.org/
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PhineasShakehall.pm3 - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:01:35 EST ID:fee/hHTN No.120776 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The weirdest thing about this computer is that your pinky rests on the enter key when your fingers are in the home position
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EdwardGemmleshaw.ffl - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:49:41 EST ID:qaJ3iinO No.120777 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120776
People have been at it for 40 years and nobody has yet figured out how to make a keyboard of that size decent. I think the first step toward an ultraportable real computer is a 60/70% bluetooth mechanical keyboard but that's just like my opinion man.
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DorisSenkinkuck.dot - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:43:57 EST ID:7F/QA+Tm No.120778 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120776
Didn't notice that.
That seems to be a huge plus imo
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NicholasBriddleman.pcl - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 05:31:39 EST ID:QaLypIUP No.120783 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120754
Yeah the GPD Win is surprisingly good. I'm not too sure about their latest device however.
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WalterClaggleford.tga - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:39:10 EST ID:rA1wW4p8 No.120784 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120741

>A Linux engineer drinks coffee while opening Vim to program scripts with Pocket. Isn’t it all fashionable people’s dream?

lulz


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