@PINE64
Why? Why you put this "Delete" button there? Initially was going to order second #pinebookpro with ANSI keyboard. I think I'll stay with ISO version for now...

@Azt3c There was limited option in ANSI keyboards to put in the PBP. This is the one that turned out to have the best typing feel while being close to "true" ANSI.

@Azt3c @PINE64 I would swap the \ and delete keys in linux, maybe even the keycaps are swappable

@martijnbraam
That's actually sounds reasonable.🙂 Where can you make such configuration?
@PINE64

@Azt3c @PINE64 as always multiple solutions. I guess it would be possible to mess with the keyboard firmware. On the linux side you can do it with udev hwdb.

Here's an example of making the option key on the pinetab prototype keyboard the meta key:
gitlab.com/postmarketOS/pmapor

@PINE64 Is there any chance in the future a laptop could be made with bigger amounts of storage? I don't mind it being a low powered device, but I want normal amounts of storage (~1TB?).

@PINE64 I was told that adapter might not have enough power to power it though? Or maybe I'm confusing it with the PineTab?

@bart Some SSDs might pull too much power, but lower power ones should work.

@PINE64 Is there an indication somewhere on what is the max power draw the laptop can handle?

@bart The voltage regulator responsible for that power rail can do about 8.25W -- about 6-7 of which is available for use by the NVMe device.

@PINE64 @bart Sadly, many data sheets of ssds actually lack data about the drive's maximum power consumption.

I did some research and found one that states to consume only 1W maximum (Kingston A1000). Seems a bit low to me since some drives consume more than 8W, but well, who knows...

@martijnbraam I rather stay away from SD cards for permanent storage though, way more unreliable

@PINE64 I just ordered mine! I'm very excited.

I was forced to switch from Linux to Mac many years ago for practical usability reasons, but dedicated open hardware + software manufacturers like you are giving me hope.

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