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OESF Portables Forum _ New products and alternatives _ KSPRO 8.2 inch UMPC on Indiegogo

Posted by: Varti May 15 2017, 06:47 AM

Another UMPC is being crowdfunded on Indiegogo:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kspro-8-2-umpc-ultra-mobile-pc-with-windows-10-computer#/

This device will be running Windows 10 on an ARM CPU, although AFAIK Windows 10 is still to be released for that CPU. I don't know if this project will reach its goal, with 28% of its funding being reached and only 5 days remaining. Probably, there seems to be no more space in the niche market of clamshell devices for yet another competitor.

Varti

Posted by: ArchiMark May 16 2017, 07:21 AM

Thanks for the heads up about this one, Varti!

Looks nice in the images....

The old story though.....

Keyboard looks pretty good, which is great, but then it's a lot larger than the GPD Pocket or Gemini PDA.....and so, is the entire device....
so, not pocketable, but quite portable......

Compromises, compromises.....

smile.gif

Mark

Posted by: Varti May 16 2017, 11:12 PM

Yes, it is quite large compared to other clamshells (24.6 cm). For example, it won't fit in my bag I usually use to carry stuff around, which is roughly 20 cm high. I guess the only way to carry it would be with a bigger shoulder bag, or with a backpack.
Microsoft is preparing an x64 emulator to be shipped with Windows 10 for ARM, they seem to be confident that it will run x64 apps fast enough, including Photoshop:

https://www.theverge.com/2016/12/8/13881800/microsoft-demonstrates-full-windows-10-with-photoshop-on-arm-chips

I suspect that, at least initially, most users will prefer to run Linux on it, to run native ARM applications at full speed.

Varti

Posted by: ArchiMark May 19 2017, 08:42 AM

QUOTE(Varti @ May 17 2017, 12:12 AM) *
Yes, it is quite large compared to other clamshells (24.6 cm). For example, it won't fit in my bag I usually use to carry stuff around, which is roughly 20 cm high. I guess the only way to carry it would be with a bigger shoulder bag, or with a backpack.
Microsoft is preparing an x64 emulator to be shipped with Windows 10 for ARM, they seem to be confident that it will run x64 apps fast enough, including Photoshop:

https://www.theverge.com/2016/12/8/13881800/microsoft-demonstrates-full-windows-10-with-photoshop-on-arm-chips

I suspect that, at least initially, most users will prefer to run Linux on it, to run native ARM applications at full speed.

Varti


Agree.......................

Meanwhile, June will be here before we know it, and hopefully, so will my new GPD Pocket......

Mark

Posted by: Varti May 21 2017, 11:05 PM

QUOTE(ArchiMark @ May 19 2017, 06:42 PM) *
Agree.......................
Meanwhile, June will be here before we know it, and hopefully, so will my new GPD Pocket......

Fingers crossed then smile.gif

Varti

Posted by: Varti May 22 2017, 08:03 AM

As I imagined, only 35% of the goal have been raised; the campaign will be anyway relaunched, probably with a lower funding goal.

Varti

Posted by: ArchiMark May 24 2017, 02:19 PM

Yes, not surprised either....since very little in the way of detailed info was posted.

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