Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4976 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
...or the T1022 I guess
Well...yeah, got that one wrong.Quote:
Less layers make for a cheaper design, but a separate CPU card is more expensive than the CPU soldered on the mainboard. I'm not sure if the result would be positive or negative on balance.
Yes, but the separate cpu card is needed to minimize the number of layers and offers an advantage when configuring the system.Quote:
> If necessary we can add an SATA controller for the T2081.
...adding to the BOM and complexity again.
Yes, but a PCI-E based SATA controller could be fairly cheap.
Overall, with the lowered cpu prices it could add up to a decent savings.
But in any case, I may buy an A-eon system anyway.
Its designers have my respect for their competence.
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"