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#141
Originally Posted by sulu View Post
Looks like they took a step sideways.

+ ĶSD
+ 2nd USB A port

o still no exchangable storage (M.2?)
o still no keyboard backlight
o not sure about the new keyboard layout

- no more trackpoint (I'll wait for version 3 then)
- no more dedicated HDMI (not much of a problem, but seeing how much empty space is wasted on the right edge to make it look thin, including an HDMI port and a bunch of other ports would have been a piece of cake)
- fan outlet looks pointless (it's blowing right against the display hinge)
Version 1 runs Xubuntu just short of excellently,
but the new specs seem to indicate a blunder in the making.


I suspect there is some industrial "rule of thumb"
about the second version of a really good product is either
seriously flawed or boringly improved.


There is always that tendency to change things 'that just work'
for things that 'seem cool' just for the sake of looking progressive.

This suggests the cosmetic issues will be accompanied by
other more frustrating internal problems
only discovered after product launch.

fortunately, they may inspire competition who may
do better, quickly.
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#142
Originally Posted by theonelaw View Post
I suspect there is some industrial "rule of thumb"
about the second version of a really good product is either
seriously flawed or boringly improved.
You mean, industrial designers are the same kind of people that make movie sequels?
 

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#143
It's Stupid that they are removing the nub. If they want to improve the pointing device, use the Touch Pad design from Fujitsu and Viliv devices.



 

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#144
Glad I bought the first GPD Pocket!
Trackpoint is required IMO (touch features get lost sometimes after suspending Ubuntu/Gnome) and the screen is still small for some tasks, HDMI can be useful. And of course, the tab key!

I use Stockmind's ISO, that's true pretty much everything is working except HDMI sound output (and probably some USB-C features at this point).
ATOM processor could be faster but well... I'm able to use Android inside Virtualbox which is great for those closed messaging apps (kernel 4.14, virtualbox-5.2.4 from zesty with dkms 5.2.4-dfsg-2 from cosmic).
 

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#145
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pke87TKdOUg

They took my idea! The GPD Pocket 2 will have a touchpad!
 

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#146
someone needs to make one using the 15W Ryzen 3 2200g
 

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#147
Originally Posted by railroadmaster View Post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pke87TKdOUg

They took my idea! The GPD Pocket 2 will have a touchpad!
Great. Now, letís see what else folks will complain about next.
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#148
Originally Posted by railroadmaster View Post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pke87TKdOUg

They took my idea! The GPD Pocket 2 will have a touchpad!
Currently I have no sound, so maybe this is answered in the video:
Is this a tiny touchpad or a pointing stick? It seems to be a touchpad. If so, how does it work at this size? I mean, there's not a lot of space to move a finger around.


Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
Great. Now, letís see what else folks will complain about next.
Maybe that they're missing a left-hander version?
I mean, I'm a right-hander and I've always been puzzled about standard game controllers having the steering element (d-pad, nub) on the left side where more precision is required than for action buttons.
I've even gone so far trying to use my Game Boy upside down.
 

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