Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 7 Nov 2012.
Open-source design packs more power.
Linux Linux I assume then?
Ah, that well known distribution! Let me just go and edit that to read Debian... Ta!
This is algo interesting:
1G ARM cortex-A8 processor, NEON, VFPv3, 256KB L2 cache
Mali400, OpenGL ES GPU
512M/1GB DDR3 @480MHz
HDMI 1080p Output
4Gb Nand Flash
2 USB Host, 1 micro SD slot, 1 SATA, 1 ir
96 extend pin including I2C, SPI, RGB/LVDS, CSI/TS, FM-IN, ADC, CVBS, VGA, SPDIF-OUT, R-TP..
Running Android, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions
This is useless without an HDMI port. Like many people, I got rid of my CRT over a decade ago!
Are you not aware that VGA ports are still very much alive? I only switched to DVI a few months ago, and this monitor has a VGA port, as well. I'll admit I'm lagging the times a bit, but I've got two PCs with HDMI, and it's useless to me. I'd prefer HDMI on one, but the touchscreens I'm looking at don't have both HDMI and a reverse-wire hookup (for a car PC, to hook up a reverse camera separately to the monitor.) Aside from that, HDMI touchscreens are significantly more expensive.
Last I heard, the old-skool D-sub connectors aren't due to become deprecated until 2015.
I have three TFT monitors. Two have DVI and VGA inputs, one has VGA only. I also have a Samsung HDTV, which has four HDMI inputs, various analogue inputs, and a VGA input. So, a VGA-only device will work with 100% of my display devices; an HDMI-only device will work with 25% of my devices with a standard HDMI cable, or 75% of my devices if I buy an HDMI-to-DVI cable.
I'd say a VGA-only device is pretty useful, really...
+ all the video projectors out there and old computer screens in third world countries...
Yeah. About a decade too late! VGA ports really needs to die. I hate them.
Imagine if projector and laptop manufacturers all switched to HDMI (and/or Mini-DisplayPort) 5+ years ago. We wouldn't be in the situation we are in now.
Er... What situation is that, exactly?
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