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Pinebook experiences
#1
I dropped my Pinebook about 2.5 feet onto a carpeted floor.  It hit on an edge.  No apparent damage and it still works!

The space bar sometimes needs extra hitting to work.  Where on the space bar I press seems to make a difference.

I use the command line "sudo apt-get ..." instead of the Software Updater, it says "not enough disk space on /boot".

When I try to press the backspace key, I somtimes accidentally press the power key.  It then shuts down without a dialogue box.

It seems like a good buy for $99 plus $30 shipping. Its much better for general use than a pi book, which I also own.
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#2
You made your own raspberry pi laptop?

Which OS are you using that makes your general experience much better then RPi if you are talking about Raspberry?
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#3
(01-19-2018, 04:44 PM)Bitflogger Wrote: I dropped my Pinebook about 2.5 feet onto a carpeted floor.  It hit on an edge.  No apparent damage and it still works!

The space bar sometimes needs extra hitting to work.  Where on the space bar I press seems to make a difference.

I use the command line "sudo apt-get ..." instead of the Software Updater, it says "not enough disk space on /boot".

When I try to press the backspace key, I somtimes accidentally press the power key.  It then shuts down without a dialogue box.

It seems like a good buy for $99 plus $30 shipping. Its much better for general use than a pi book, which I also own.

The "not enough disk space on /boot" problem is present on other SBCs too. If you flash one of the newer images you'll be able to update from GUI. 

Also, purely out of curiosity, pi book ? you mean the Pi-Top ?
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(01-24-2018, 04:14 PM)amilino Wrote: You made your own raspberry pi laptop?

Which OS are you using that makes your general experience much better then RPi if you are talking about Raspberry?

I assembled the PI laptop from a $300 kit.

The Pinebook seems to be constructed better, of course the purpose is a little different from a PI-top.

The Pinebook has a camera, microphone and speakers (on the bottom).

The GPIO pins on the PI, a very big feature, are all used in the setup of the PI-top.
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#5
That is interesting, maybe hardware is better on Pinebook, but software is way better on PI. I wish that we can switch between thouse two devices. Smile
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