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Re: 8.9" CT-PC89E ARM netbook .... UPDATE 04 FEB 2010 12:00

On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 07:20:55AM -0500, JLB wrote:
> Add my voice to the chorus looking for greater amounts of RAM. I am going 
> to use this as a dev system for other ARM/Linux devices, and the more RAM 
> the better. If the RAM is not socketed, I would happily pay extra for  
> 512MB, or 1024MB, or whatever.

I belive the S3C6410 is limited to 256MiB max, you'll have to start
looking for different ARM devices for more RAM.
> On Thu, 4 Feb 2010, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>> ok, just an update for people: adam's now in china and is staying
>> there until saturday: communication will be sporadic skype from
>> internet cafes and last resort phone calls.  he's got enough money to
>> put down the 50% deposit, which he shouuuld have done by now: this
>> helps the factory to go out and pay cash for the LCD panels :)
>> in talking to adam last night, we had 15 already and he was just going
>> to go "heck i'll get 20 and sell the remaining ones in nepal" so that
>> miiight leave enough room for the 3 or more people already and anyone
>> else who contact us late to get one too.
>> we've had 6 requests for 512mb RAM so we'll pass that on to the
>> factory, see if they can either do that or if there's an SODIMM
>> socket.  let's hope it's an SODIMM, cos then people can buy their own
>> memory upgrades.  as this is a completely new system for the factory,
>> it's a bit of a learning curve for everyone: i don't think they were
>> expecting geeks to be interested, which is the whole damn point!  i'm
>> a bit annoyed by the general thinking that "ARM != PC quality" so this
>> is kinda an important message to get across to factories: _yes_ people
>> want standard laptops and netbooks, with loads of RAM etc. just with
>> an ARM CPU, damnit! :)
>> i have to say that i've been a bit caught by surprise at the interest,
>> so thank you to everyone who's still with us, even if it's a bit
>> chaotic.
>> i'll keep people posted as i hear from adam, who is probably wandering
>> around the markets now, looking for $2 webcams, dirt-cheap USB GPS
>> dongles and other dreadful junk :)
>> l.


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