Possible future Rockchip based Pinebook?
(09-14-2018, 01:35 PM)Luke Wrote: The board inside the Pinebook is NOT a Pine A64. Its a custom board which is most similar to the LTS / SOPine. It would be possible to create a similar board featuring the RK3399 - as the SOC has all the necessary IO for laptop (as well as the right memory type) - but the question is, what would the right price be and how much more are people willing to pay for the Pinebook. I hope this makes things clearer.

I see. For me, I bought Pinebook because I was very curious how and if it works. I see that it does and found out some progress in the performance is necessary to use it as a normal laptop/chromebook. Everybody must know that it is not possible to make a decent laptop for 100€.

Now I am playing with running native Ubuntu Linux on Google Pixel C, which is much more expensive and much more faster device and it runs decently, almost like on a real laptop. Its second hand price including original keyboard was almost 500€ for me. Its performance in Geekbench is just a little higher than RK3399, so the RockPro64Book would be almost so fast like Pixel C, what would be a very good for everyday use.

Do you think it would not be possible to sell RockProBook for some 200 USD?

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RE: Possible future Rockchip based Pinebook? - by Wizzard - 09-15-2018, 05:46 AM

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