Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: News - Raspberry Pi based tablets likely by end of 2014

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    28,815
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,864 times in 637 posts

    News - Raspberry Pi based tablets likely by end of 2014

    The 'Pi Pad' kit includes a 7-inch capacitive WVGA display panel.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Seething Cauldron of Hatred TheAnimus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    17,147
    Thanks
    798
    Thanked
    2,151 times in 1,407 posts

    Re: News - Raspberry Pi based tablets likely by end of 2014

    Why?

    I can't see what purpose this is trying to solve, it's expensive, very limited in functionality, slow etc.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • mr_kratz's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS z77 Sabertooth
      • CPU:
      • i7 3770k @ 4.4GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair
      • Storage:
      • Raid 0 SSD BOOT - RAID 1 1TB Storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • eVGA GTX 680
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 760i
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Storm Scout
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 30" 3008WFP + BenQ 24" 120Hz xl2420t
      • Internet:
      • 60mb Fibre

    Re: News - Raspberry Pi based tablets likely by end of 2014

    Because it's fun to experiment and play with technology?

  4. #4
    Facts are sacred
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Cowboy Country
    Posts
    290
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked
    22 times in 21 posts
    • RobbieRoy's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Maximus VII Ranger
      • CPU:
      • i7 4790K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengance Pro Ultimate
      • Storage:
      • 1 x 128GB Samsung Evo pro SSD, 1 x 500GB Hitatchi HDD, 2 x 2Tb WD Green in Raid 1 Config.
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX R9 280X
      • PSU:
      • Corsair CS750M
      • Case:
      • Home made wooden desk
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 TP
      • Monitor(s):
      • Iiyama GB2488HSU-B1
      • Internet:
      • BT

    Re: News - Raspberry Pi based tablets likely by end of 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Why?

    I can't see what purpose this is trying to solve, it's expensive, very limited in functionality, slow etc.
    Isn't Raspberry Pi about DIY with little bits of hobbyist tech? It might be what you say isn't necessarily relevant to those who do such things.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    235
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    6 times in 6 posts
    • davesom555's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asrock B450M
      • CPU:
      • AMD 2600@4ghz
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair 3000mhz
      • Storage:
      • 500gb Samsung 970 Evo NVME + multiple 2.5" SSDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Vega 56 Pulse
      • PSU:
      • EVGA 700w
      • Case:
      • NZXT H400i mATX
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 27" QHD 144mhz
      • Internet:
      • 200mb

    Re: News - Raspberry Pi based tablets likely by end of 2014

    Its actually quite useful, especially if you want to make an embedded system. The Pi as the brains the screen for any input or output that's required. Hopefully will be a decent price.

  6. #6
    Look Ma, a Title!
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    451
    Thanks
    115
    Thanked
    15 times in 15 posts
    • Arthran's system
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570K
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Corsair Black
      • Storage:
      • 120gb Kingston Now SSD, 4+TB Storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD 7870 2GB Ghz
      • Case:
      • NZXT Phantom
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Enterprise
      • Monitor(s):
      • HP 24" 1980x1080p + Viewsonic Projector
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet Fibre

    Re: News - Raspberry Pi based tablets likely by end of 2014

    If its a good price, I can think of 3 silly little projects in the house I'd use this for.
    Wow (shadowsong): Arthran, Arthra, Arthrun, Amyle (I know, I'm inventive with names)

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    321
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    27 times in 18 posts
    • Brian224's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5-2500K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 SSD 120GB, Seagate 2TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX760 4GB
      • PSU:
      • 650W EZCool Silent
      • Case:
      • Corsair Graphite 230T
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 3 x Acer G226HQLBbd
      • Internet:
      • 30 Mb cable (Virgin Media)

    Re: News - Raspberry Pi based tablets likely by end of 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by davesom555 View Post
    Its actually quite useful, especially if you want to make an embedded system.
    I suspect that is the key to its appeal. You can program the Pi using the Pi.

    Alternatively there could be an awful lot like mine, bought enthusiastically but then tucked away in drawers because it is over the top for my projects (where a PIC normally suffices) but falls short of being a PC replacement.

  8. #8
    Seething Cauldron of Hatred TheAnimus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    17,147
    Thanks
    798
    Thanked
    2,151 times in 1,407 posts

    Re: News - Raspberry Pi based tablets likely by end of 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieRoy View Post
    Isn't Raspberry Pi about DIY with little bits of hobbyist tech? It might be what you say isn't necessarily relevant to those who do such things.
    Originally it was billed as something that would help people learn, specifically engaging students to learn more about computing.

    It's failed universally on their original criteria, and now sticks around as something middle aged geeks buy with their 'oh it's so cheap beer money' to use a media centre.

    For instance, this project https://www.touchdevelop.com/ I think does realy well in providing a simplified framework, it makes producing programming tutorials simple too. Any idiot who's never programmed before, can tap through the tutorials, it works very well on a £60 phone, which is far cheaper than a Pi and supporting screen/mouse/keyboard.

    Once they've finished building the core elements, I doubt they would need much of a teacher to do simple things, change the sprite to be their own image. Honestly someone who's never programmed before could make a flappy bird clone on that in a couple of hours.

    Quote Originally Posted by davesom555 View Post
    Its actually quite useful, especially if you want to make an embedded system. The Pi as the brains the screen for any input or output that's required. Hopefully will be a decent price.
    But Ardunio/Netduino is cheaper and much better for embedded stuff.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    2,129
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked
    189 times in 160 posts

    Re: News - Raspberry Pi based tablets likely by end of 2014

    Ermmmmm. 4 million+ sold. Original estimate was 10k. I'm willing to bet that at least 0.25% of them were used for the initial purpose/idea

    I think you're problem is that you don't really understand the purpose of the pi. It's s toy designed to allow people to play/experiment cheaply and if they blow it up, they can easily replace it. End of.

    Some people play and build media centres, other control robots, some learn programming, etc.

    I'll say again 'the raspberry pi is a toy'. The same as many enthusiast machines built by people on hexus, just alot cheaper.

  10. #10
    Seething Cauldron of Hatred TheAnimus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    17,147
    Thanks
    798
    Thanked
    2,151 times in 1,407 posts

    Re: News - Raspberry Pi based tablets likely by end of 2014

    Let's go back to what they originally sold it as:

    http://hexus.net/tech/news/systems/3...month-just-16/

    Now none of that is happening. I'd wager the vast, vast majority of them are sitting in drawers unused.

    For their original goal, I don't think anything has been achieved. I think others have done a far better job, for education, it's a failure, for embedded, it's inflexible (I know, I have one!).

    I honestly dislike it because it detracts, people should be looking at things like the Fez or similar for a quick to get up and running learning device.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

  11. #11
    Technojunkie
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Up North
    Posts
    2,580
    Thanks
    239
    Thanked
    213 times in 138 posts

    Re: News - Raspberry Pi based tablets likely by end of 2014

    I already use on of these with the pi:



    http://www.adafruit.com/product/1601

    sits within the exisiting footprint of the pi (on top of it)
    a great little device.
    Chrome & Firefox addons for BBC News
    Follow me @twitter

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •