- Jan 18, 2010
Well the main board is pretty much just an I/O interface and charging circuit, I think outside of USB-C and lack of 5G it's fairly future proof. The CPU board is essentially a stand-alone system, It contains the CPU, RAM and storage eMMC, that makes up pretty much the important parts. So an upgraded CPU board will essentially give you a whole new system. Honestly think hns did a good job thinking about the modular nature of the current design. Pehaps in the future, if there happens to be a SoC solution that doesn't fit the modular CPU design, perhaps the size of the SoC is too big or some other limiting factor, it may be the easier and cheaper solution to do a single board that has all the components on it, just reuses the casing and such, perhaps update to USB C and better modem...As "OP", I can confirm I meant this as "closer to a desktop in upgradeability than pretty much anything else, as RAM and drives aside you can't change much on most laptops, and we're not even talking about your average smartphones". It doesn't mean it is fully customizable.
Yet with everyone talking about "the future CPU upgrade board" without mentioning compatibility with the existing boards and cases, I kinda forgot how these are only objectives.
All theoretical of course, EvilDragon may just have had enough of this crazy thing by now...