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#30  
Hi.I am back,time to work on my projects.
I just got this for my home automation and media and it works great

mini pc
#31  
I'd like to resurrect this thread. It's been 8 months and a lot of things have changed in the PC market (not surprising).

Looks like the LattePanda is now shipping in two versions (and they also offer a bunch of accessories). 2G of RAM and 32GB of storage (with Win10 product key) priced at $109 USD, and the upgraded, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (without Win10 product key) priced at $139 UDS. :

2G of RAM and 32GB of storage (with Win10 product key)

4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (without Win10 product key)

I'm real tempted to get the 4GB version. With this upgraded version I'd also have to buy a Win 10 product key for about $70 (unsure on this price).

I'm wondering after 8 months have passed is this is still a good choice for a power user of ARC? Is there now better mini pc's out there? I see a few that are in the Kickstarter phase.

Also wondering if the newly announced but not yet shipping V5 EZB with the added Mini PC will blow this LattePanda away and better to wait for it's release. I wont really need to buy till later in this year but I'm getting geared to switching over to an onboard PC and dumping the laptop. :) If the V5 is still a year or more out till release I'm going to invest in a good powerful mini PC instead. ;)
PRO
USA
#32  
Not sure about the LattePanda mini comps, but I ordered the Pipo linked from beginning of this thread. And I can say it's super impressive. Quad core, win 8.1 dual boot, 2 or 4 gig of ram....on and on. The screen is hi res 1080 and is a touch screen. 32 gig space. For $109. And they have a new model the x9 since this thread started. All available in Amazon. I will be placing one in my b9 for sure. It's small enough to fit through the vents, so I'm placing mine on a drawer slide that comes out from the vent.
PRO
USA
#34  
Dave I looked into the video of the two guys who started that Kickstarter campaign Lattepanda. And I have to say this is who EZ Robots should be partnering with. That's an impressive device and about 1/3rd the cost of the joule. I'll have to get one to play with.
#35  
I really like the Pepo X. However it's 8.54 x 5.98 x 2.4 inches. Wonder if that would fit through the lower vent? Too lazy right now to go down and measure.

However the LattePanda does offer a 4 GB model where the only choice on Pepo is 2 GB. When buying a computer I have always leaned towards buying as much power and storage as I can afford. These days it's hard to compare though. So many variables, so many choices. I like the Kangaroo Pro also! *eek*
#36  
My concern with all of these is that in April/May time frame, Intel announced that they will be dropping the Atom line of processors. It looks like the Joule replaced the Atom.

You can look at this one of two ways. Either buy up what you can now, or avoid them right now. for the DIY guys, I would be buying. If you have a product, I would be avoiding knowing that you will need to use either an ARM processor and Linux or a Joule proc and Windows.

I believe the cost of the Joule will come down because if this is what windows based phones and tablets will run on, there will be many produced driving down the cost. If they are going to compete with ARM, they will have to drop the price of the Joule drastically. If they want the DIY community to accept them as their marketing states, the cost will have to drop drastically.

The other option is that Microsoft gives up on Intel and developes an OS that runs on ARM processors. They have started this with Windows 10 IoT. It would be logical for them to go forward down this path I suppose buy doubt it.

Anyway, just wanted to make sure people know about Intel'so announcement before buying these cheap pc's.
#37  
Thanks David. You haven't made my decision any easier. LOL. However it's good to know. Knowledge is power! ;)
PRO
USA
#38  
Dave they do have a 4 gig model 64 gig drive win 10 for $166


Pipo 9x

The width of this model is bigger then the x8 but is 5.8 inches wide. My torso is in my storage so I can't measure side vent but seems like it should fit. Hopeful thinking?
PRO
USA
#39  
David C has a good point but I don't mind something that's obsolete in a bit of time because by the time I decide to upgrade will be in a couple years then who knows what we will have by then. i say buy up as many as we have time for. Is the Intel cherry trail a version of the Atom?
Edit: seems yes the Surface pro 3 has them
PRO
USA
#40  
Anyone here running windows 10 full version on an Atom Cherry Trail (Pipo 9xs, Lattepanda, etc) ?
Australia
#41  
Yes, Lattepanada loaded with windows 10 pro, only received it yesterday so haven't had a chance to load anything other than windows yet

Nick
PRO
USA
#42  
@Nick777

Can i ask you a favor ?

Can you run the command dxdiag on your windows 10 @ lattepanda

Then click on "Save all information"

it will ask where you want to create the file to save the information.

Can you email me the information captured, my email is in the profile.

windows dxdiag is a directx diagnostic tool, and generates a file with information reported by the hardware & drivers.

That will help me to understand what is really available.

Thanks
#44  
Hi @nick777 & @ptp,

Please post a review on your Latte Panda. I am interested in getting a couple for two separate projects and plan on running ARC, a web cam and of course an EZ- B. I plan to connect the EZ- B via usb when it becomes available. I will also be using the 7 " screen.

Thanks,
Ron
Australia
#47  
sorry guys, been busy with other things, will post a review as soon as I get a chance to play with the board a little more
#48  
Oh this sounds cool...I was also having an eye on the Latte Panda!:)