Does the battery have to be attached for these to run?
Non-mobile use. If it's going to be plugged in and sit somewhere to be terminal, no need to wear the battery out (or have it buldge while I'm not there). Likely as a terminal for the garage, or a machine to keep on WiFi in the office, keeping all non-work stuff off my company machine.
@PINE64 Beautiful! I can't wait to get one!
@PINE64 No trackpoint, though.
@m4iler It's hard to put trackpoint on it when the patent on the tech only expired a few days ago. ;)
@PINE64 DIDN'T EVEN KNOW it expired.
Nice. Once it has that, count me in. Until then, keep up the great work!
@PINE64 Looking forward to having the real thing in hand soon!
@PINE64 Looks pretty slick and professional. All of them have the UK keyboard layout?
@mariusz It's technically ISO, not UK (a little bit different)
But all of the units from the first few batches are/will-be ISO keyboard. ANSI model comes later.
@PINE64 I NEEDS IT.
@PINE64 more powerful than a Samsung S9?
@CyberSocialist Unfortunately it is more like an S5. The manufacturers of the high end smartphone SoCs unfortunately aren't interested in making their documents open, which makes open-source support nearly impossible. :(
@PINE64 Do you build non-english keyboards, like spanish keyboards? I think this could definitely push your project world wide.
@somenxavier We don't have the logistical ability to do so, unfortunately. It is already stretching our abilities to offer both ISO and ANSI keyboards.
@PINE64 Next model with keys for the trackpad please!
I'd love a cheap laptop to try Linux in and this seems like a great bet, but maybe I'm missing the point of this laptop?
@NuTonr I think it'd be a good choice for your use case. Since webdev is OS-agnostic, being ARM instead of x86 shouldn't be any issue at all.
@PINE64 Awesome, I'll be looking at getting one, then. Thanks for the insight!
@PINE64 What about CAD users? Ex.: KiCAD -- Will it compile and work?
Technically it should work, but I can't make promises on a program that complex working perfectly!
@PINE64 - How many phone units would it take to make a campaign?
@vattuvarg Not sure what you mean...
@PINE64 Do you offer shipping to Russia? I'm unable to estimate shipping cost on your site. How much is it for Moscow, ZIP 119415?
That's a question you need to email email@example.com about.
@PINE64 Open Source software/hardware, all the way down to the BIOS and CPU?
@CyberSocialist As far down as we can make it. Can't make a SoC manufacturer open source the BootROM, but that's a very small amount of bring-up code which can't be modified anyway.
@PINE64 Pretty design! Is it 13"?
@PINE64 hey guys! Is there a simple FAQ/article along the general lines of "Pine vs. Purism"?
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