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Posted 2018-03-06 12:32 PM
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I still use my Vaio P588E. Dual boot into Lubuntu 10.04 and Vista, and it runs clunky Vista remarkably well; Lubuntu blazes.

Still, model after model, the Vaio has the most ridiculous right shift key placement in the history of computers--small and exactly where the up arrow should be. Surely, customers must've complained; I mean, it's been over 20 years of this design.

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Posted 2018-03-06 8:02 PM
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Wish this had made it into production.... Keyboard looks spacious but cos of letterbox it really retained a jacket pocket size.





Edited by mr-mac 2018-03-06 8:03 PM
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Posted 2018-03-06 8:09 PM
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This was p-book which for a fleeting moment made us all excited as the prototypes of smartbooks all had Firefox and ran windows ce (cos android couldn't cope with gpu).

Wish just one had made it to market with modern CE onboard. I love the form factor



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Posted 2018-03-06 8:19 PM
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Those are nifty-looking machines, the both of them.

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Posted 2018-03-06 8:22 PM
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When snapdragon and smartbook first came out there was even a prototype from one of gps providers Garmin or similar that was a travel device and had the full gps/nav setup and the mini laptop/hpc stuff too.
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Posted 2018-03-06 11:36 PM
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This was p-book which for a fleeting moment made us all excited as the prototypes of smartbooks all had Firefox and ran windows ce (cos android couldn't cope with gpu).

Wish just one had made it to market with modern CE onboard. I love the form factor


That formfactor with its aspect ratio looks pretty neat. I had never heard of it before!
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Posted 2018-03-07 12:01 AM
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Sure there were a few in that form factor demo'd with win CE at the shows.

Can't remember if it was for snapdragon or Tegra release but was CE cos it supported gpu acceleration which android didn't at time but don't think any made it to market
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Posted 2018-03-07 12:20 AM
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Such a shame they didn't make it come out to market.

Look what I found right now: (Patent of Surface Phone)
https://www.techradar.com/news/surface-phone-could-easily-become-a-t...
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Posted 2018-03-07 2:11 AM
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Be happy with it if has a clip on edge that turns it into clamshell...
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Posted 2018-03-07 10:41 AM
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Wow, could that be a Nokia Communicator in spiritual form?
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Posted 2018-06-02 12:05 AM
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Ooh so cute.

I hope Microsoft ends up releasing a Surface Phone like this. I’d love to have a new Windows Phone again. When I wanted a new phone they laughed me out of the store when I said, “Where are the new Windows phones?”

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Posted 2018-07-22 10:59 PM
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What about $3.00+? solution with decent keyboard, anyone?

"As it turns out, this particular gadget is powered by an ATmega128RFA, which is essentially an Arduino-compatible AVR microcontroller with a 2.4GHz RF transceiver tacked on. This makes it an extremely interesting platform for hacking, especially since they are going for as little as $3 USD on eBay." -Hackaday

https://hackaday.com/2018/07/22/classroom-gadget-turned-arduino-comp...



Edited by stingraze 2018-07-22 11:04 PM
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