Newbie question - how do I pre-order PineTab?
#1
Hello all, 
Pine 64 replied when I inquired about ordering that production is scheduled for March. Does that mean I should be pre-ordering right now? The store site doesn't allow me to place an order. Or will pre-ordering be possible in March? I'm confused about how this works. 

My aim for the PineTab is for watching news, podcasts, email, church, listening to online radio etc. 

Thank you.
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#2
They will drop all of a sudden, you just have to keep an eye on the Pine news.

Regarding the activities you want the PineTab to do - it will _just_ about do those in a limited way. Don't expect to be loading a Spotify client or something. I would recommend checking out a more powerful device if this is your intention.
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(02-08-2021, 06:37 PM)barray Wrote: They will drop all of a sudden, you just have to keep an eye on the Pine news.

Regarding the activities you want the PineTab to do - it will _just_ about do those in a limited way. Don't expect to be loading a Spotify client or something. I would recommend checking out a more powerful device if this is your intention.

Thanks for filling me in on both the release - and about my intended use. Sounds like maybe I do need to look at something else. I figured watching and listening via websites wouldn't require much power, but I'm glad to be corrected when wrong. Thanks for steering me in the right direction.
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#4
@kerseymere No problem, I think it's best for everybody if there is a clear understanding of the device's capabilities. It really is just a low-end mobile processor in there and it's not so suitable for heavy lifting.

The PineBook/Pro on the other hand would have enough power to meet your needs I believe. The price point for the base model is about the same too, and it's about as small and lightweight. The OSes on that device are also much more mature - I think your experience would be very much better.
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#5
I like my PineTab (using Mobian on eMMC) but I mainly use it to read webpages and read ebooks.  The main limitations it has is not enough memory; I have had to create a swap file to avoid hangs. 

The times I have used YouTube it had to be at 480p because at 720p it would skip frames (CPUs at 100%) but the sound came in just fine.  The internal speakers are rubbish so if I listen to anything I have a set of USB headphones; I haven't tried any bluetooth speakers or plug in headphones.  I guess I should say that you can't really use any DRM services like Netflix....there might be a way but not right out of the box.

If I decide to do anything serious I switch to the Pinebook Pro.
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