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Old 27 April 2016, 14:48   #1
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Dragonbox Pyra

It looks like the Dragonbox Pyra pre-orders will start on Sunday 1st May at the shop.

The full cost of a Pyra is estimated to be around €500 (~$565 or £388) for a normal model and €600 (~$678 or £465) for the 4G model. The pre-order cost is €290 (~$328 or £225) with the rest paid before the Pyra ships (date not finalised). So, yes, it's expensive!

The Pyra is the successor to the Pandora which was notorious for the lengthy, mishandled development and release period. However, the Pyra is being managed by the competent EvilDragon.

Hardware-wise, if the Pyra is anything like the Pandora then it will be an amazing and more powerful device. As with the Pandora you will be able to run emulators for Amiga, Atari ST, Spectrum, C64, PC DOS, Arcade, Neo Geo, Gameboy, Megadrive/Genesis, SNES, N64 and PlayStation (amongst others and probably more modern machines) plus interpreted and open source games. There is also a full desktop Linux environment.

The specifications are:
  • Texas Instruments OMAP 5 SoC
  • 2x ARM Cortex-A15 @ 1.5Ghz with NEON SIMD
  • 2x ARM Cortex-M4
  • PowerVR™ SGX544-MP2
  • Vivante GC320 2D Accelerator
  • 2GB RAM, 32GB internal eMMC
  • 720p 5" LCD with resistive touchscreen
  • High-Quality speakers, analog volume wheel
  • Headset-Port, Built-in-Mic, HDMI Video Out
  • Various sensors (accelerometer, gyro-sensor, etc.)
  • Vibration motor
  • Ultra-portable: approx. 140 x 84 x 29 mm*
  • Huge battery for a long battery life (6000mAh)
  • Gaming controls (DPad, 4 shoulder buttons, 6 face buttons)
  • Two accurate analog controls with push-button
  • QWERTY keyboard with backlight
  • Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (2,4 and 5GHz) and Bluetooth 4.1
  • Dual SDXC card slots, one internal MicroSDXC card slot (can be used for the OS instead of the eMMC)
  • 2x Full-size USB 2.0 Host (one can be used as eSATA-with a small adaptor), 1x Micro USB 3.0, 1x Micro USB (Debug and Charging)
  • Fully configurable RGB-LEDs for notifications
  • Optional 3G/4G/UMTS and GPS module

Here's my Pandora running Hunter:

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