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    InFocus updates Kangaroo mini-PC with 2x memory & storage

    'Plus' version keeps the same Intel Atom x5 Z8500 SoC and other features, drops the OS.
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    Re: InFocus updates Kangaroo mini-PC with 2x memory & storage

    No network port, even on the dock? Real shame..

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    Re: InFocus updates Kangaroo mini-PC with 2x memory & storage

    ....The HD Graphics (Cherry Trail GPU is about twice as fast as the HD Graphics (Bay Trail) and will handle older and less demanding Windows games (e.g. Counter-Strike: GO) in very low settings at decent frame rates.

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    Re: InFocus updates Kangaroo mini-PC with 2x memory & storage

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    ....The HD Graphics (Cherry Trail GPU is about twice as fast as the HD Graphics (Bay Trail) and will handle older and less demanding Windows games (e.g. Counter-Strike: GO) in very low settings at decent frame rates.
    so it'll run Crisis then?

    my onboard Radeon 3300 from 2009 runs it. so this must be able to, by the logic of 'its 7 years newer' ?

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    Re: InFocus updates Kangaroo mini-PC with 2x memory & storage

    I have the Kangaroo Plus, it comes with a Windows 10 Core/Home key integrated into the bios. Just use the M$ Media Creation Tool to make a Windows 10 USB installer and it will auto activate. They just didn't advertise it.

    The problems with it, is it really needs a fan or bigger heat sink. Stock it will be thermal throttled down to 800/200MHz with just a little use. Add a little USB blower fan and you will be back to a solid ~2.2GHz AVG.

    As for Linux/BSD, the BIOS is incompatible with Systemd-boot this results in most Linux install media for most modern distros being incompatible, basically limiting you to Ubuntu or Mint unless you feel like making a custom multi-boot install drive with Grub2 EFI or installing via chroot.

    The open source graphics drivers for this under Linux are rather slow and the proprietary Intel drivers at this point are rather unstable on this thing.

    Almost forgot PC-BSD gets the Black Rectangle of Death after selecting an option on the GRUB menu... So stick with Windows 10 if you need video.

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