Should I have received my final order eMail already?


Dave18

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My Pyra has arrived!

I'm away now for a few days, so unfortuantely won't get time to play, so here is a very brief summary of the delivery/costs and my 1st impressions:-

Fedex finally delivered the package today (was due on Friday, but delays etc....). Their website for tracking is pretty useless. I was asked to pay £185- on Friday for import/shipping/taxes to the UK o_O
The packaging is gorgeous - congrats to everone involved there - and the manual is a very nice touch.

The Pyra itself is stunning, somehow smaller than I expected, possibly because the keys are smaller. All the controls and the keyboard feel nice, and I had no problems calibrating the touchscreen on initial boot. Love the backlighting!
Almost reluctant to pick it up in case I damage it; which sounds insane now I've written that down!!
Can't see any obvious blemishes, possibly a small mould-related unevenness near the hinge on the right?

Really impressed with the the screen - sharp and clear and very hires (kinda expected with the PPI!!)
Had no issue putting the battery in the machine, just worked first time without any jiggery-pokery :)

Haven't tried any software yet, nor installed anything......that will happen later in the week when I'm back home. And I'll probably put some more thoughts up on the forum.

Sorry for the jumbled scribbles, I'm in a bit of a rush at the moment! Also, mods, feel free to move this post if there's a more obvious home for it.....can't remember :)

I'll post a photo here as well, if I can remember how....
£185 yikes!
 

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I was asked to pay £185- on Friday for import/shipping/taxes to the UK o_O
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Maybe Brexit wasnt a good Idea, what the Gouverment now saves for EU fees, have the Peaple to pay for Stuff they buy in the EU..

Ok the Heatsink it realy not on the CPU Board, its just a sheet of Copper that moves the Heat from the CPU to the Heatsink on the USB Port..

(I wonder: Wouldnt this fry the USB Device? Or it is still not that hot..? And would it make sense to slow down the CPU whyle the Pyra sits on a Table? The Holes for the Heat to get away are on the Ground of the Device)..
 

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Maybe Brexit wasnt a good Idea, what the Gouverment now saves for EU fees, have the Peaple to pay for Stuff they buy in the EU
To be fair, the taxes would be the same, it's just ay what point they're applied. The paperwork for folks who run small(ish) online stores in the EU and want to ship to the UK have shit to deal with though.

Anyway, enough with the politics. I just think it's cool that one (more) Pyra has made it across here safely :)

Looking forward to that update btw, @Gren ;)
 

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You are better off flying to Germany, meeting up with EvilDragon, taking him out for a beer to say thanks, and then just fly home with your Pyra and pay no tax :)
but... can u take the battery back on the plane ?
 

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Yes, one of those. I have one for 2 PC in my home office (work and private PC), but at least for the setup and get-used-to time I might need a 4 PC one (there are no 3 PC type
s to my knowledge)
 

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USB Hub is only useful at home, on the Go, I only carry a small Mouse for Tabletop Use and an USB Stick, so the 2 USB are enough.. , the HDMI Cable is still not that useful as it’s needs some software implementations,.. I used the same SD Cards from my Pandora..
 

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USB Hub is only useful at home, on the Go, I only carry a small Mouse for Tabletop Use and an USB Stick, so the 2 USB are enough.. , the HDMI Cable is still not that useful as it’s needs some software implementations,.. I used the same SD Cards from my Pandora..
the home use was the idea. So you say the HDMI port is not working at the moment? So, no Desktop experience?
 

stevenc99

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The port itself works, but the software side needs some work , but at the moment it’s not that possible to work with a big screen
Does xrandr work? For example:
$ xrandr $ xrandr --output HDMI1 --mode 1920x1080 --same-as LVDS1 $ xrandr --output HDMI1 --mode 2560x1440 --right-of LVDS1 $ xrandr --output HDMI1 --mode 2560x1440 --above LVDS1
 

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Does xrandr work? For example:
$ xrandr $ xrandr --output HDMI1 --mode 1920x1080 --same-as LVDS1 $ xrandr --output HDMI1 --mode 2560x1440 --right-of LVDS1 $ xrandr --output HDMI1 --mode 2560x1440 --above LVDS1
I can play with it when I get home where I left my micro-HDMI cable, but I assume there is some additional complications for HDMI output.
 
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