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Offline TheBilgeRat

Re: EFIKA-MX New Pricing In Effect
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2011, 10:41:56 PM »
Quote from: dammy;618129
Next generation will be the i.mx.53 series.  They are targeting ~$50 OEM cost for the cpu/mobo so that may tempt C=USA into the ARM device market.

Where is the market for CUSA ARM devices?  a C64 tablet?  Amigaphone?  If that company is going to succeed, they better sell the crap out of the only product that has any value to it, that being their C64 "Retro" machine.  Jumping into the ARM market would be no end of retarded for them.
 

Offline Hattig

Re: EFIKA-MX New Pricing In Effect
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2011, 10:43:18 PM »
Quote from: Damiga;618145
Wow!, the smarttop looks nice!
 
What OS can this thing run? Linux for sure, AROS and morph also?


http://bbrv.blogspot.com/2011/02/95-smarttop.html

Linux
Android
 

Offline Bodie_CI5

Re: EFIKA-MX New Pricing In Effect
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2011, 09:40:03 AM »
Quote from: Hattig;618143
That's pretty good, although it's a shame it's still a Cortex A8, the rest of the features look good. If they can hit the same $199 price for the SmartBook, and $99 for the nettop, that would be great.


Coupled with (from the FAQ):

Quote
Note that the Efika MX Smartbook does not include wired networking capability, although software support for USB Ethernet dongles is available. It also does not include an external display connector.

[...]

Q: 16GB of disk is not very much. Can I upgrade the disk?
A: No. The SSD is soldered to the motherboard to reduce costs.


(http://www.genesi-usa.com/support/smartbook/faq)

Awwwwww :(

It's still mighty tempting to buy one, though.
Recovering WoW addict.

And, I\'ve relapsed, LOL.

Hmm, might be canceling again. LOL
 

Offline Andre.Siegel

Re: EFIKA-MX New Pricing In Effect
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2011, 10:57:14 AM »
@ Bodie CI5

Actually, the Efika MX Smartbook includes an internal micro-SD slot that can be accessed by unplugging the battery. This allows to increase the storage capacity of the device with ease.

Furthermore, the device also features an external SD card slot. (Unlike with some other devices, inserted SD cards do not stick out of the device.)
 

Offline dammy

Re: EFIKA-MX New Pricing In Effect
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2011, 12:08:52 PM »
Quote from: TheBilgeRat;618146
Where is the market for CUSA ARM devices?  a C64 tablet?  Amigaphone?  If that company is going to succeed, they better sell the crap out of the only product that has any value to it, that being their C64 "Retro" machine.  Jumping into the ARM market would be no end of retarded for them.


I agree with you that it would not make sense for C64 series.  Depending on how well WB6 turns out, could be the key for mobile and AIO ARM devices.  Primary thing is to recognize early on that ARM is a viable arch for low end machines (AIO or mobile) and the OS should have full support (which would include touch) for the UI design.  That way apps/games developers can make their decisions on what they will support from concept onwards.
Dammy

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Offline Bodie_CI5

Re: EFIKA-MX New Pricing In Effect
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2011, 09:27:07 AM »
Quote from: Andre.Siegel;618213
@ Bodie CI5

Actually, the Efika MX Smartbook includes an internal micro-SD slot that can be accessed by unplugging the battery. This allows to increase the storage capacity of the device with ease.

Furthermore, the device also features an external SD card slot. (Unlike with some other devices, inserted SD cards do not stick out of the device.)

Hello Andreas, and thanks for the reply!

I see. Hmm. Spewing that you can't connect the little critter to a monitor - but I guess that in some way this could kind of defeat the small footprint purpose of the unit.

On anther note, I went to the BBRV blog last night, but could not see anything re a release date for the new monitor display (Pixel Qi). Have you heard anything on the grapevine as to when this might be coming out?

(I refer to this blog entry: http://bbrv.blogspot.com/2010/11/pixel-qi-and-efika-mx.html)

Cheers :)

Nick

--Edit--

Oh, forgot to also ask, with regards to this: (from the FAQ) "Note that the Efika MX Smartbook does not include wired networking capability, although software support for USB Ethernet dongles is available."

What would this actually entail were I to try to connect my unit (were I to get one) to my ADSL Lan network thing, here at home? Would I see a drop in performance in my internet speeds? (Sorry, I'm not the most technical of people here :) )
« Last Edit: February 28, 2011, 09:31:37 AM by Bodie_CI5 »
Recovering WoW addict.

And, I\'ve relapsed, LOL.

Hmm, might be canceling again. LOL
 

Offline Hattig

Re: EFIKA-MX New Pricing In Effect
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2011, 10:13:04 AM »
Quote from: Bodie_CI5;618377

What would this actually entail were I to try to connect my unit (were I to get one) to my ADSL Lan network thing, here at home? Would I see a drop in performance in my internet speeds? (Sorry, I'm not the most technical of people here :) )


If you have wireless at home then there isn't an issue as the device has that built-in. Although I didn't see if the MX has N wireless for the top speeds.

If you have wired ethernet, and a switch (most home routers have a four port switch built in) and use a USB Ethernet adaptor, you still don't need to worry about the speed. Even with an old USB1 10mbps Ethernet adaptor the switch will just make that single link 10mbps, the rest will run at 100mbps or 1Gbps depending on your home router.
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: EFIKA-MX New Pricing In Effect
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2011, 01:00:21 AM »
Quote from: dammy;618092
Guess if you wanted to try AROS hosted on ARM Linux, it just got cheaper to do so: https://www.genesi-usa.com/store/  $129 for the Smarttop and $199 for the Smartbook.

The European store is now open!

http://www.genesi-europe.com/

:)

(Edit: ...selling to outside the EU as well obviously!)
« Last Edit: March 01, 2011, 01:03:07 AM by takemehomegrandma »
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)