Posts: 1361 from 2003/2/15
From: Central Europe
I wasn't suggesting the $9 board as a porting target, more expressing surprise at what you can get for $9 these days!
Unfortunately, the pricing on Kickstarter is misleading because 9 USD is not the final price a EU-based customer should have to pay after VAT and potential customs charges (depends on the total order volume).
Furthermore, according to the European WEEE regulations, Next Thing Co. are legally required to register in the national registry of each EU member state where the company sells to end users, in order to fulfil take-back obligations, to report on the quantities placed on the market of each member state, and so on. All of this requires time and adds administrative overhead and costs.
The only way to offer their hardware at 9 USD to EU-based customers would be by breaking the law...
I understand that this is besides your point but I just find it unfortunate how Kickstarter campaigns like this one can skew the price perceptions of consumers who then wrongly complain about being overcharged by greedy local retailers.Quote:
Would it surprise you that there are benchmarks showing that Nvidia board getting trounced by the iPhone 6S?
Actually, it would not surprise me and I also would not be bothered by it. I mentioned the board because it has a standard desktop-ready form factor as well as 16 GB of memory. Even though the iPhone 6S´ CPU may be faster, I would not want to run a traditional modern desktop operating system on a computing device with just 2 GB of RAM.Quote:
Wow, those G5s have really come down in price! I guess cheap hardware isn't a problem at the moment.
Not unless you are an impulse buyer who wants to find a cheap offer within minutes. Anybody who is a bit patient should be able to find a good deal.Quote:
That said they're getting on a bit now. The next gen phones coming in now should show a clear lead over the G5s.
For now, they will also cost more, however