Author Topic: Want a GPD Pocket 2 Max but changeable RAM function keys trackpoint and stuff  (Read 751 times)

anontestings (OP)

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Want a GPD Pocket 2 Max but
changeable RAM
function keys
trackpoint
trackpad buttons
front & back cameras
1LB~1KG
360 screen or removable
changeable CPU
still 100mm~200mm.
dream.

quadjfet

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- Changeable RAM

Not practical with this form factor. The best you could really hope for is a set of unpopulated BGA pads, and even that is still wasteful for board area and not much easier than remove and replace. TSOPs wouldn't be too bad, but that ship sailed a long time ago. Adding SO-DIMM sockets would make the device very thick, like an old Thinkpad.

-360 screen or removable

Not practical with this form factor. Wastes a bunch of space on extra mechanical and connector stuff inside the base. Most devices with this feature are either

A - Big enough that wasted space doesn't matter, still have room for big board and cooling
B - All 'guts' are behind the LCD (tablet style),
C - tiny passively-cooled motherboard (phone style)

-Changeable CPU

Extremely unpractical. Never ever ever ever going to happen in this form factor (thin, with >5W CPU). Needing CPU cooling wastes a bunch of Z-height. Like the RAM, it's going to be a BGA rework station or nothing.

The rest of your changes seem possible.

anontestings (OP)

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>- Changeable RAM
>
>Not practical with this form factor. The best you could really hope for is a set of unpopulated BGA pads, and even that is still wasteful for board area and not much easier than remove and replace. TSOPs wouldn't be too bad, but that ship sailed a long time ago. Adding SO-DIMM sockets would make the device very thick, like an old Thinkpad.

sure it is. nonsense. there's lots of thin laptops nowadays with upgradable ram. and like i said i want this BUT! different. i'm sure having a low-end model that is less thick and a high-end model that is more thick wouldn't be out of the question. also i wouldn't mind a thinkpad or laptop that's ~30cm to ~20cm.

>-360 screen or removable
>
>Not practical with this form factor. Wastes a bunch of space on extra mechanical and connector stuff inside the base. Most devices with this feature are either

sure it is. i see cheap models with removable screens like the rca cambio 10 -- that's like less than $200 with a removable screen, iView i896QW is similar -- but was apparently broken when i got it. you also have one netbook one mix 2s yoga 7 pocket laptop umpc -- which looks like a gpd pocket -- but with a 360 screen. it's not wasted space. it's used space.

>A - Big enough that wasted space doesn't matter, still have room for big board and cooling
>B - All 'guts' are behind the LCD (tablet style),
>C - tiny passively-cooled motherboard (phone style)

just as big as it has to be for what's added. don't need anything else.
then have it not be that. have it be better.
this is better than a a cell phone.

>-Changeable CPU
>
>Extremely unpractical. Never ever ever ever going to happen in this form factor (thin, with >5W CPU). Needing CPU cooling wastes a bunch of Z-height. Like the RAM, it's going to be a BGA rework station or nothing.

nonsense. we could do it with laptops all the time before. then don't need cpu cooling, which we already have in thickness anyway. nonsense. it's going to be an upgradable handheld computer or nothing.

>The rest of your changes seem possible.

it's all possible. but thank you.


too long; didn't read:

why not both? upgradable RAM etc. may add to the thickness but that's still more portable than a larger laptop that you can't fit in your pocket and there's no reason we can't have a non-upgradable thin model laptop and a no-compromises upgradable thick model laptop.


tl;dr:

GPD P2 Max.
model 1 thinner less-upgradable.
model 2 thicker
more-upradable.
no big deal.

« Last Edit: August 10, 2019, 03:01:11 pm by anontestings »

ruthan

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In pure theory GPD Win could make ram modules in some special smaller format and as only one vendor charge some extra to make sense for both sides.. There people who really dont mind pay extra for better user experience, possiblity of choice is best thing in life (well maybe expect crushing your enemies,see them driven before you..:)