Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Nov 2005 21:42 UTC
Morphos "Genesi is pleased to announce the development of the 4U2 sub-laptop based on the EFIKA 5K2 reference design and the Freescale MPC5200B. The 4U2 will be produced in Asia and be available in Q2 2006. The 4U2 board can be deployed in a variety of configurations and uses and includes both mobile and WIFI wireless capability." More here. The price will be $299 (EUR 255), but may drop if demand is great enough.
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video?
by msundman on Wed 30th Nov 2005 13:07 UTC
msundman
Member since:
2005-07-06

R&B wrote:
> You want video (watching or chatting) and have bandwidth
> available? Go for it!

Umm.. sure. My G3-based (700MHz IIRC) Mac doesn't have enough horsepower to show movies, but this MPC5200B @ 466MHz (or less) will? I'll believe it when I see it.

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RE: video?
by the_leander on Wed 30th Nov 2005 13:20 in reply to "video?"
the_leander Member since:
2005-07-01

Don't mistake MacOS's poor performance for it being a slow cpu (it is a slow cpu, but not *that* slow). A G3 has more then enough giddieup for watching movies.

Hell, you can watch DVD's on a 604 with barely a frame dropped, a G3 should have no issues.

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RE[2]: video?
by msundman on Wed 30th Nov 2005 15:07 in reply to "RE: video?"
msundman Member since:
2005-07-06

> Don't mistake MacOS's poor performance for it being a slow
> cpu (it is a slow cpu, but not *that* slow). A G3 has more
> then enough giddieup for watching movies.

So you're essentially saying that in even the newest versions of VLC for Mac OS X over 50% of the CPU is wasted (regardless of the video output method used)? Yeah, right.

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RE: video?
by Rasmus on Wed 30th Nov 2005 13:26 in reply to "video?"
Rasmus Member since:
2005-11-12

Watch the video.

http://images.pegasosppc.com/movies/ftf/efika_divx.avi

That was the first board and you can see the video running fine in the background.

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RE[2]: video?
by msundman on Wed 30th Nov 2005 15:00 in reply to "RE: video?"
msundman Member since:
2005-07-06

> Watch the video.

Are you seriously suggesting that a 16-18 fps video of a 320x200 (or somesuch) video (encoded in who knows what format) is supposed to show that the CPU in question is capable of displaying common video files (e.g. 512x384 XviD and 720x576 DVD) at 25-30 fps? Oh, c'mon!

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RE: video?
by on Thu 1st Dec 2005 06:50 in reply to "video?"
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> Umm.. sure. My G3-based (700MHz IIRC) Mac doesn't
> have enough horsepower to show movies, but this
> MPC5200B @ 466MHz (or less) will? I'll believe it
> when I see it.

I'm watching full-screen movies on my 366 MHz ThinkPad under FreeBDS for ages so I'd say you're just shittin.

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RE[2]: video?
by msundman on Thu 1st Dec 2005 09:14 in reply to "RE: video?"
msundman Member since:
2005-07-06

> > Umm.. sure. My G3-based (700MHz IIRC) Mac doesn't
> > have enough horsepower to show movies, but this
> > MPC5200B @ 466MHz (or less) will? I'll believe it
> > when I see it.
>
> I'm watching full-screen movies on my 366 MHz ThinkPad
> under FreeBDS for ages so I'd say you're just shittin.

So what? You can even play full-screen movies on a dog-slow A500. You just can't play normal, full resolution movies, and I don't believe for a second that you can play 720x576 XviDs with your 366 MHz ThinkPad unless you have some dedicated decoder chip in it. And even if you could I still wouldn't be "shittin" since I really will believe it when I see it.

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RE[2]: video?
by AmigaRobbo on Thu 8th Dec 2005 10:15 in reply to "RE: video?"
AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

My mums Icebook or whatever it's called plays DVDs perfect with the same spec as that.

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