Specifications for >>7814
CPU: 1 Ghz A31S ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core
GPU: PowerVR SGX544MP2
RAM: 1 GB DDR3
Display: M155 GAEMS 15.5" LED TN LCD, 1366 x 768
Network: 10/100/1000 Ethernet, WiFi 802.11b/g/n
Battery length: 5 hours (10000 mAh @ 10 W)
Ports: 7x USB 2.0, 2x 3.5mm Audio output, 1x 3.5mm Audio input, 1x HDMI
Weight: <2 kg
Dimensions: 38cm x 24cm x 3cm (folded)
Total cost: $254.99
>I am typing this very post in shitty Chinese board based chromebook so what are you trying to prove?
If you used the linked chipset, then with nonfree wireless and video drivers?
>tails or other shitty linux stick works because it runs on proper boards where components talk over bridges.
This is trivial to benchmark.
Add to a USB hub 1) USB flash drive 2) USB WiFi adapter 3) USB keyboard 4) USB mouse. Attach USB hub to any computer. Boot computer from USB flash drive. Transfer file using USB WiFi adapter onto USB flash drive.
Now repeat test with USB components directly attached to computer.
>500mA – This is the absolute maximum power allowed under the USB spec
Use a USB Y cable or a USB hub that can provide more than 500 mA per port.
LVDS is an excellent option, if the LVDS driver were separate from the SBC, so that the CPU, RAM and GPU could be changed independently from the display.
Due to its inherent inefficiency, the only real reason to use X86 is compatibility with proprietary software and drivers, as FOSS can be easily recompiled for any architecture.
Consider that more computing power means more energy required, which also means more heat. The current design does not need thermal management because it is low power.
One possible, but dubious benefit of using X86 may be to allow the use of proprietary USB 3.0 DisplayLink monitors.
Excellent suggestion about using PVC foam board. The electronic components of the design are chosen for being commonly available and simple enough for everyone to assemble. So the case should be as easy to build too.
Any recommendations of brand for cyanoacrylate?
Hinges should not be needed in a UMPC design, unless it is a clamshell. If it is, then a friction hinge is not needed, since there is only one open position.