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GPD WIN 2

Discussion in 'Everything else' started by vcoleiro1, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. elwing

    elwing Rabbit Addict

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    Mine was working flawlessly the trap wasn't completely flush through... I fear that if I were changing battery frequently the clip would have died already. Not the greatest point of the Pandora, but definitely good enough...
     
  2. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    My battery is pretty rock solid in there, and I only have one piece of paper in my Pandora (on the end of the battery), which I added just to be sure. I don't remember it ever losing connection. I have the foam padding, and so far it seems to be working fine. It might break down in a couple decades, though.

    I do wish the Pyra had something other than those clips to hold the cover on. I would rather it take a bit longer to swap than risk losing it entirely.

    I think you might have misunderstood me. What I was asking is if we needed someone to go into a store with a device to show them what we are talking about, would you stop by a T-Mobile store in your area when it is convenient for you. If we will get ours a few weeks after you get yours then you are right, it isn't worth the trouble.

    I would never ask you to send your Pyra to random strangers, but if you are offering, let me be first on the list.
     
  3. SNESFAN

    SNESFAN Retro game fanatic

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    That's really great, looks just like touchscreen input needs corrected. Everything else working out of the box is pretty incredible.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
     
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  4. vcoleiro1

    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    Details of the GPD WIN 2 Indiegogo campaign have been posted

    The WIN 2 Indiegogo campaign will begin at 10am Jan 15th Beijing time. The campaign will go live at the link below:


    www.indiegogo.com/projects/gpd-win-2-handheld-game-console-for-aaa-games-laptop


    GPD also mentioned that Intel has raised the price on the M3-7Y30 SOC. Because of this, only the first 1000 WIN 2s on Indiegogo will be $599. After that, the price will go up a bit


    ..
     
  7. TheOldOne

    TheOldOne Fallen Paladin

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    Definitely won't be getting a Win 2 then.
     
  8. Chip

    Chip [Insert Custom Title Here]

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    As cool as this looks, it's not $600 cool. I'm not allowed to spend that much on toys without a damn good reason, and I doubt the wife will accept "but look how cool!" as a good reason.
     
  9. fusion_power

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    But Pyra is around 700$, isn't it? ;)
     
  10. elwing

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    And what about iphones?
     
  11. Alpibrine28

    Alpibrine28 Welcome! Welcome to Airstrip 17.

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    Who buys iPhones anyways? /s, I know lots of people do
     
  12. ClockworkCoder

    ClockworkCoder Chaotic Neutral

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    Isn't the issue with most modern handheld/mobile devices with the "planned obsolescence". Even if it's not intentional, bringing out new models every 6-12 months means consumers will constantly be paying the initial R&D development costs of the new tech?

    Some of these new handhelds look cool, but I'm in the market for something that will remain "current" for more than a few months.

    At least any device with a shelf life of more than a few years (Pandora/Pyra) can mitigate those costs down the line.
     
  13. ThinkPad

    ThinkPad Very Active Member

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    The A15 core is from 2012. The last 32 bit BIG ARM Core.
     
  14. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    I think he meant that the Pyra has been built in an upgradable way, and I sure plan to get a new CPU once we got the Pyra out there.
     
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  15. vcoleiro1

    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    How long do you think a new cpu board will take to come out once the PYRA is launched. I know this all guess work, but would you like to see one come out say a year after or are you hoping for sooner?
     
  16. EvilDragon

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    Impossible to tell until we found a supplier for one :)
    I've got some good ideas whom to contact, but don't want to do that before the Pyra is released (as I can show it to them as well, which makes getting the SoC easier).
     
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  17. vcoleiro1

    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    Hmmm, Sounds like your thinking Qaulcomm. :)
     
  18. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    I'd like to get a feel for how much heat this case and cooling solution can shed too, before planning to use a more powerful (but more hungry) chip.
     
  19. trix

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    As much as I like ARM, I'm honestly hoping for an x86 SoC with the first Pyra upgrade. I think it will sell better in general, give more variety, and work a bit better as a Desktop replacement. Obviously things like heat have to be tested and taken into consideration, since the Pyra has no fan, but if I can hook it up to my TV and play League of Legends via Wine, my old desktop PC will be shut down permanently.
     
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  20. TheOldOne

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    Intel has abandoned the low power/low heat x86 CPU line so there will not be a x86 that will fit in the Pyra thermal envelope any time soon.
     

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