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mips chrome books are coming

Unread postby ivelegacy » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:14 am

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Re: mips chrome books are coming

Unread postby Adrenaline » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:52 am

Hoping they put it in a decent form factor like the Pixel, but at a much lower cost which shouldn't be an issue considering Intel's markup.
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Re: mips chrome books are coming

Unread postby ivelegacy » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:51 pm

well, 1024x768x32 in 16:9 ratio is good for me. The real question is … the final price, and the kernel support. No problem about the rootfs as i will try to cook a gentoo stage1-4 from catalyst. Btw if it will be a google price then i can feel the price will be reasonable (i hope).

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Re: mips chrome books are coming

Unread postby calvin » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:06 pm

>1024x768x32 in 16:9

That is not a thing.

The article seems a bit misleading, it states that there's support in Chrome OS, but no actual hardware is coming. It's a possibility, sure, as I don't think Google would merge this without a reason, but ARM dominates in the low power market. MIPS is really only found in low-end network equipment nowadays.
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Re: mips chrome books are coming

Unread postby commodorejohn » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:39 pm

calvin wrote:>1024x768x32 in 16:9

That is not a thing.

Unless the pixels are 33% wider than they are tall.

Which would be ugly, and probably not what's meant here, but it is possible.
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Re: mips chrome books are coming

Unread postby Trippynet » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:07 am

If it's 16:9 then I won't be buying one. I cannot stand that aspect ratio on anything other than a TV screen.
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Re: mips chrome books are coming

Unread postby ivelegacy » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:34 am

4:3 is … very hard to be find in modern laptops

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Re: mips chrome books are coming

Unread postby Adrenaline » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:19 am

ivelegacy wrote:well, 1024x768x32 in 16:9 ratio is good for me. The real question is … the final price, and the kernel support. No problem about the rootfs as i will try to cook a gentoo stage1-4 from catalyst. Btw if it will be a google price then i can feel the price will be reasonable (i hope).


I'm thinking depending on if it's a 13.3" model 1920x1080 would be perfect.
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Re: mips chrome books are coming

Unread postby ivelegacy » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:27 am

too marvelous, let me say (and let me hope) :D

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Re: mips chrome books are coming

Unread postby Adrenaline » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:24 am

It really depends on what OEMs see as a good target:

Low-end x86 based Chromebooks like this -> http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/NX.MQNAA.003)
the mid-range ARM/x86 based Chromebooks like this -> http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/chro ... 3C32-K01US

Or unlikely, the "premium" x86 based Chromebooks like this -> http://www.google.com/chromebook/pixel/

Being an AMD fan, that's the biggest problem in the laptop space. Typically even the higher end AMD APUs that are faster than an i3 or i5 (and in OpenCL/gaming the i7) are stuck in a cheap looking 15.6" 1366x768/5400rpm 500gb hard drive/4gb laptop. While an i3 model would have an IPS 1080p screen, SSD and higher grade materials.

We just have to wait and see at this point.
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Re: mips chrome books are coming

Unread postby guardian452 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:04 am

Adrenaline wrote:
ivelegacy wrote:well, 1024x768x32 in 16:9 ratio is good for me. The real question is … the final price, and the kernel support. No problem about the rootfs as i will try to cook a gentoo stage1-4 from catalyst. Btw if it will be a google price then i can feel the price will be reasonable (i hope).


I'm thinking depending on if it's a 13.3" model 1920x1080 would be perfect.

13.3" should be 2560x1600, 'tis just right for me :D I think 1920x1080(or 1200) in this size would be an awkward middle ground between normal assets too small and 2x assets too big.

Nowadays you can get cellphones with 1920x1080 :shock:
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Re: mips chrome books are coming

Unread postby Trippynet » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:27 am

ivelegacy wrote:4:3 is … very hard to be find in modern laptops


Indeed. I'm happy enough with 16:10 - and in fact my current laptop is a Thinkpad X201 (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 16:10 screen), but I cannot stand 16:9. It's a nasty, multimedia-consumption designed aspect ratio that only exists on PCs in such dominant force because it's cheap to produce (because it's the same aspect ratio as a TV).

Thankfully, there have been a few 3:2 devices emerging recently (Google Pixel, Surface Pro 3, the new Macbook), so maybe all hope isn't completely lost regarding new portable devices.
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Re: mips chrome books are coming

Unread postby Adrenaline » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:31 am

guardian452 wrote:
Adrenaline wrote:
ivelegacy wrote:well, 1024x768x32 in 16:9 ratio is good for me. The real question is … the final price, and the kernel support. No problem about the rootfs as i will try to cook a gentoo stage1-4 from catalyst. Btw if it will be a google price then i can feel the price will be reasonable (i hope).


I'm thinking depending on if it's a 13.3" model 1920x1080 would be perfect.

13.3" should be 2560x1600, 'tis just right for me :D I think 1920x1080(or 1200) in this size would be an awkward middle ground between normal assets too small and 2x assets too big.

Nowadays you can get cellphones with 1920x1080 :shock:


That is true - my Lumia 1520 is 1920x1080, definitely nice when I have to use Remote Desktop. Just not getting my hopes up for a greater than 1080p MIPS Chromebook :)
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Re: mips chrome books are coming

Unread postby calvin » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:03 pm

Trippynet wrote:Thankfully, there have been a few 3:2 devices emerging recently (Google Pixel, Surface Pro 3, the new Macbook), so maybe all hope isn't completely lost regarding new portable devices.


The new 12" MacBook is 16:10, and its usable resolution is 1152x720, smaller than the 1366x768 you see everywhere, and 1280x800 before it.

I do hope for more 3:2 though. There was supposedly a ThinkPad with a 3:2 coming soon, but it was likely a false rumour.
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Re: mips chrome books are coming

Unread postby commodorejohn » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:31 pm

Why 3:2?
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