New low-end ppc by Freescale
  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12027 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > I am 99% sure it is something 5121 based

    Yes, that's for sure, taking into account some statements from AmiWest:

    - "e300-based"
    - "graphics to be based around powerVR chipset"
    - "compositing support for powerVR out of the box is in plan, hardware acceleration key to making experience positive."
    - "powerVR chipset performance is something he doesn't personally know."

    > from THTF/Lime.

    Yes, that's almost sure. From the same source:

    - "1024x600 screen"
    - "the product is an OEM product"
    - "netbook already on market running linux."

    And also interesting:

    "if the netbook sells, yes, more powerful portables are absolutely planned to follow"

    More powerful than 400 MHz e300? Who is supposed to develop this? THTF? Varisys? Maybe they're going to resort to McEwen's sub-$300 "mini laptop" offering (pages 6/7)?

    - MPC7447A @ 867 MHz
    - Tundra Tsi108 northbridge
    - 128 MiB DDR2 RAM
    - nVidia 2D/3D GPU
    - 2x (or 4x) USB 2.0
    - 1x 10/100Mb Ethernet
    - 802.11b (add-on via Mini PCI)
    - 5" LCD
    - SD/CF slot
    - 40 GB HDD

    McEwen said he could even provide the necessary docs for the nVidia chip ;-)
  • »23.10.11 - 17:31
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12027 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > I am 99% sure it is something 5121 based from THTF/Lime.

    More hints:

    "First contacts for this were made at last year's AmiWest"
    http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=34459&forum=33&start=180#634073

    And now have a look at the infamous meet.mrnrg's AmiWest 2010 report:

    "PPC Notebook running E-UAE was also taken note of as a interesting concept."
    http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=32625&forum=16#586196

    "PPC on the laptop is more than likely to be a Freescale's power-efficient MPC5121e mobile GT"
    http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=32625&forum=16#586265

    And just for kicks some of the hilarious threads started by him, for those who didn't know them already:
    http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=28546&forum=2
    http://amigaworld.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=4916
    ...and from his website:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=site:amiga.easypocketmoney.com

    :-)

    Edit: Also, H.-J. "Rogue" Frieden on whether he was surprised when Hyperion approached him (and his brother) about the netbook project:

    "I wasn't surprised because somebody approached Hyperion about it, and I knew about it beforehand so it wasn't really a surprise for us."
    http://www.amigaz.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/art/ART_20111225.mp3

    [ Edited by Andreas_Wolf 21.08.2012 - 09:25 ]
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12027 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    Update:

    > "[...] 12"-netbook [...]"
    > http://www.amiga-news.de/en/news/AN-2011-10-00049-EN.html

    "I did say 12 inch but I could be wrong."
    http://www.amigans.net/modules/xforum/viewtopic.php?post_id=65673#forumpost65673

    I bet if it's not 12" then it's 9" (or rather 8.9"), i.e. a LimeBook Z9 in its original housing.
  • »27.10.11 - 02:11
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    cheesegrate
    Posts: 35 from 2004/8/25
    From: north queensla...
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    ..... I'd rather see a port to Clampshell-iBooks (read early G3).

    About the same performance/specs, probraly less bugged and much cheaper.


    I think the g3 would wipe the floor with the limebooks :)
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12027 from 2003/5/22
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    > Will morph run on a lime pc?

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?forum=11&topic_id=6096&start=44
  • »28.10.11 - 02:42
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