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MNT Pocket Reform
« on: July 13, 2022, 01:01:33 am »

This is quite exotic concept and design, but I like the modularity of it. Something to watch and perhaps put some money aside for.
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https://mntre.com/media/reform_md/2022-06-20-introducing-mnt-pocket-reform.html
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Re: MNT Pocket Reform
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2022, 03:18:09 am »
I have been following MNT's products development since they started to develop their first product, the VA2000 video card for the Amiga. Interesting stuff, the most attractive part is the CPU/RAM module, which means you'll be able to upgrade the device with a faster module in the future, providing that they will be available.

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Re: MNT Pocket Reform
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2022, 12:38:26 am »
I am not expert on it, but the SODIMM SoM modules are an industry standard I believe, so there would be quite a wide option of modules and very likely future upgrade paths, even from other vendors. There are even PXA270 SODIMM available. More interesting is their hint at potential use of RISC-V modules in the future!

The M2 slot for a 5G module and SIM card slot make it also attractive. Recently got a Quectel RM502Q that has not seen much usage yet and would hopefully fit.

The small screen with the large bevel seems to be the only let down I can see, but perhaps this will change once a prototype is available.

Definitely interested. Just because its so odd.
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