I do agree with you too:I fully agree that dedicated and easily reachable TAB, ESC, ALT, etc. would be great (actually neccessary since so many applications - often not remappably - bind useful functions to these). But (like on the N900) I find Ctrl-i a surprisingly useable substitute for TAB at least in the terminal.
- Far more devices accept HDMI input compared to Display port.
- Do you really want to carry an adapter to have a good chance of using video out?
- The licensing fees would probably add $2 per unit (for 5000 units per year), this is good value IMHO
- If display port is so great then why are there so few devices that use it for video output even if it does not attract licence fees? Think of the GCW Zero, Laptops, Smart Phones, Tablets etc.
I thought dedicated video-out port (wired to dedicated video-out pins in the SOC) makes rather more efficient use of the GPU, since you don't have to run everything through the CPU to the USB port - consider the slowness of displaylink on current pandoras.Even USB3 DisplayLink seems better than hdmi at this point.
The only upside i see to having a video-centric port seems to be soundcard data output, which i dont even know if ARM devices have.
Mostly because HDMI got a head start of 4-7 years....If DP is so obviously superior to HDMI it does beg the question to me as to why so few laptops / tablets / phones / game systems choose to use it for output when compared to HDMI out?
If betamax is so obviously superior to VHS...If HDDVD is so obviously superior to Blu-Ray...If DP is so obviously superior to HDMI it does beg the question to me as to why so few laptops / tablets / phones / game systems choose to use it for output when compared to HDMI out?
Was it? I wonder if people think so merely because it was the underdog that got pushed out of the market. http://www.mediacollege.com/video/format/compare/bluray-hddvd.html Seems like it's almost a wash.If HDDVD is so obviously superior to Blu-Ray...