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slaanesh (OP)

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Who has a Ben Nanonote in 2018? And still uses it?
« on: August 27, 2018, 05:52:58 am »
Does anyone actually have a Ben Nanonote apart from myself? I thought 1000+ units were sold, who has one?

I still use mine, I find it quite a nice little machine and the keyboard is great.

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Re: Who has a Ben Nanonote in 2018? And still uses it?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 01:57:43 pm »
I wish I had one, I'd be able to update the upstream Linux kernel. The Ben Nanonote support is in a terrible state right now, and it's getting into my way for upstreaming other JZ SoCs.

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Re: Who has a Ben Nanonote in 2018? And still uses it?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 10:32:03 pm »
Upstream kernel support would be very nice for this small laptop...
But to be fair, i don't know what you could do with it apart from maybe Apple II+ emulation of course given it's less than stellar SoC...
I tried looking for one (for curiosity) but it seems that they are even rarer than Dingoos.

slaanesh (OP)

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Re: Who has a Ben Nanonote in 2018? And still uses it?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 01:52:08 am »
It's actually pretty good for emulation, I've ported a whole lot of stuff to it... dosbox, temper (pc engine), mame4all, nethack, rogue and sms_sdl (sega master), castaway (atari st) to name a few.
The keyboard on it is nice for emulating computers, such as dosbox. Controls are okay for arcade stuff, not brilliant, but pretty good. The battery life, like all jz47xx device is amazingly good.

Any yeah, they are super rare. I bought mine originally from eBay many years ago - was lucky enough to find one after they were released.

I wish someone would release an updated version of this with a jz4770 inside! Would be very nice!
« Last Edit: September 06, 2018, 02:40:21 am by slaanesh »

 

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