Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 301 from 2003/2/24
I just want to ask? Who will buy EFIKA from you do you think? What is your targets? If you want it to be a great mini multimedia motherboard, .. I suggest that you should atleast give it a RAM slot instead of soldering mem on the board. Then it would be a bigger choice for all kinds of buyers I think.
For industrial customers and running a couple apps at a time, 128MB is perfect.
If you want to do 100 things at once you could have had a Pegasos and 2GB!? The Efika is not a compiler box, it is not a high end 3D workstation. The sales of Efika are NOT affected by people complaining that 128MB of RAM is not enough. And if you want to run all of those apps, well, why not close one down when you are not looking at it? Why do you have TWO browsers and TWO paint packages open, and you have an FTP client too (my web browser works great as an FTP client...)
Here are a few links for you;
AMD's PIC box, which they pulled the plug on a few weeks ago. ~400MHz processor and 128MB of RAM. They did not kill it because it didn't have enough RAM!
The lower 3 thin clients (the ones which are REALLY thin clients) are 128MB RAM and about the same performance. They sell pretty well.
GASP ONLY 32MB RAM.
Please don't tell me "we should" and "this will sell better". You have no idea what the market is like. Most industrial and commercial uses do not require more than 128MB of RAM. In fact it would be incredibly wasteful if they did.
The Efika is mean to position EXACTLY where you said it was best suited; Amiga A1200, 3000/4000 type performance and productivity levels. This is not a Vaio laptop or a Dell gaming box!
You are complaining that the system doesn't do what you need, but you don't even have one yet. You don't even have the ability to close a window you don't need, and think we should add $50 to system cost just to give you a choice. Well, no, that isn't going to happen. We made the choice for you, because at the end of the day, Gerald knows better than you do about how much RAM is cost effective for you and how deceptive putting a slot on the board is (the board looks cheaper but in fact the total system cost will go through the roof through a 'hidden' item)
[ Edited by Neko on 2006/11/27 16:05 ]
Matt Sealey, Genesi USA, Inc.
Product Development Analyst