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Wishlist for hardware that probably doesn't exist Anonymous 11/07/2017 (Tue) 20:47:25 [Preview] No. 11719
all I want for christmas is a keyboard like Psion 5 that writes plain ASCII into memory and is easy to import onto other devices.


Anonymous 12/14/2017 (Thu) 19:55:53 [Preview] No.11937 del
Specifically I want a regular keyboard that has a separate enter key that copies a line from the memory of the keyboard into the memory of the computer, so I'm not bound to whatever javashit text window that jumps my cursor to god knows where when the internet page finishes loading or inputs the letters in wrong order after I already started writing before the application was completely loaded. I have to wait for this GUI shit to load before I can safely type full lines.


Anonymous 12/14/2017 (Thu) 22:29:27 [Preview] No.11938 del
Pussy mattress.


Anonymous 12/20/2017 (Wed) 11:56:33 [Preview] No.12009 del
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i waaaaant one


Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 03:36:34 [Preview] No.12016 del
>>11719
Japan to the rescue! This company
http://www.kingjim.co.jp/pomera/
still sells personal word processors. Older models with their folding keyboards and monochrome displays look comfier than this new DS-esque abomination.
Since I've first seen these devices, I've came up with idea of eReader in Kindle Oasis form-factor with weighted handle, physical buttons and adaptive backlight, but also with a detachable thinkpad-like nipple keyboard base for word processing, charging and maybe extra batteries too. Network would be too much bloat, distraction and security concern for the device, but if it had one, it'd become a nice textual terminal for extra LARP points.


So ugh, my wish is "insert whatever obscure foreign architecture low-power SOC", preferably Loongson 2K or Baikal T1 powered fanless netbook Though, it can literally be any SOC in that TDP range, from Intel Core Y to ARM with soldered down Cold Boot BTFO maxed out Hope the manufacturers are not jews ECC memory, dual gigabits (extra 10Gbit in case of Baikal), DB9 RS-232, exposed GPIO Pi style, RS-485, VGA, mDP, magnetic charging port doubled as Type C, >>12009 KVM capability would be nice if you happen to be stuck with a desktop but no keyboard or screen, CFast slot, SD slot styled as floppy drive with an eject button, eSata, Toslink, all ports are on the back thick part except for audio jacks, like on Dell Adamo so when a lid is open, you can actually grab a notebook with one hand, M.2 mSata, detachable BT + 802.11 card, LoRa, NFC/RFID, a dedicated FPGA/Cryptographic processor slot, physical switches for everything, lots of indicators + battery percentage indicator similar to those in old japanese flip-phones or maybe 2007 MacBook batteries, Thinkcentre-style webcam lid with actual switch inside, 3:2 clam-shell 13" display, 7-row 90's powerbook nipple keyboard, battery on/off switch, big power button with soft actuation feel on the side that goes 4 millimeters deep when pressed, all in a nice tight 1kg package 16 mm thick on the back and 10 on the front, it also spring-loaded legs for additional keyboard angle adjustment.
The body color scheme should be either of classic ThinkPad or grayish with grainy coating and quality plastic details.
Aslo, this motherboard can go inside a simple fanless box, or mechanical keyboard case when portability is not a necessity. It's form-factor should be somewhere in between embedded and hobbyist SBcs, with advantages of both worlds.


Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 05:40:17 [Preview] No.12018 del
>>12016
holy shit
if it had keystroke record/playback function and was a bit less ugly, this might be perfect
You have good eye my man. I even like the grody motorola/radioshack look and fischer-price toys, but something about these 90's intercom style devices just annoys me, although that's mainly just the big empty bezel.

as a matter of interest I'll mention these 2 things I've come upon seeing recently:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=82_bPWyrPFc [Embed]
https://youtube.com/watch?v=TQQgGHnVFiU [Embed]

Gole1 seems to have alleged power supply and slot hardware issues, but I think it's a boot loader issue because it's Win10/Android on limited hardware. That's not fun even then but fixable with correct rebooting.


Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 10:08:18 [Preview] No.12019 del
AMD RISC APU with GCN, no ARM PSP, in a SFF laptop with full keyboard and no trackpad, maybe clit.


Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 10:10:46 [Preview] No.12020 del
>>12018
I still don't get what websites you are talking about in particular. If I were you, I'd keep myself away from them unless it's some sort of necessity.
There are three solutions and 2 of them are rather easy:
Write your posts in text editor before posting. Actually keeps things cleaner, you can add formatting hacks and don't feed your mistakes everything to keylogger script on a webpage, which I'd assume is present there if it has such problems with loading itself in your browser.
Second is, scripting a system-wide or per-application keylogger with macro, either by last length or estimated time basis.
Third is hardware macro. Certain keyboard firmwares support that, especially open source ones.


Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 10:13:14 [Preview] No.12021 del
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>>12019
Also, clear case, because that used to be cool, with optional tints. Apple really had some talent back then.


Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 10:18:30 [Preview] No.12022 del
>>12021
Actually trackpad on the right might be acceptable.


Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 10:22:51 [Preview] No.12023 del
>>12019
It's kinda pitiful that all today's AMD-based laptops are made of lowest-quality components and as a result, end up being marketed as some sort of poorfag's introduction to magical world of planned obsolescence.
But giving the state of AMD's mobile division in particular, their APUs barely can decode 720p video when most $100 smartphones can play 4k HEVC.
Though, AMD at least needs to step their game up and completely open-source graphics drivers at least, especially when Intel decided to go the blob way during last three generations.


Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 10:33:44 [Preview] No.12024 del
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>>12021
Clear case doesn't match with today's shielding requirements and components size. It will end up as bunch of ugly metal rectangles on ugly green board, nothing like pic related. Though, some aesthetics may be achieved with a help of mylar flexible circuit boards, differently colored soldermasks, maybe translucent keyboard keycaps? I still wonder, why Apple cares to make their boards somewhat good-looking if majority of user base won't even look inside?


Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 10:47:00 [Preview] No.12026 del
>>12024
I will say this for apple, whoever designs their boards really takes pride in their work.


Keyboard Cowboy 12/21/2017 (Thu) 10:58:27 [Preview] No.12027 del
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An MSX-style deck with modern Intel mobile workstation CPU, Nvidia GPU and Virtual Reality goggles.


Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 11:04:34 [Preview] No.12028 del
>>12027
>modern Intel mobile workstation CPU, Nvidia GPU and Virtual Reality goggles
What a horrible way to ruin a nice idea, kys.


Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 11:16:38 [Preview] No.12029 del
>>12027
The VR meme is really starting to get to me. Is it really VR or a Wii/Kenect with goggles? You have one guess.


Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 11:22:43 [Preview] No.12030 del
>>12028
What else is able to support high-resolution binocular graphics? 45W mobile intels are pretty good and can be compared to non-K desktop i7 line.



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