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Old 09 October 2010, 19:17   #31
Charlie
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Hi picman,
Sounds like an excellent plan - I could well be interested in one come the day.

Thoughts on...

Ports:
I would guess for a portable device one would want to keep this to a minimum.
Either just a stereo 3.5mm jack (not my preferred option)
or
VGA/DVI/HDMI port - whatever seems best
+
One or at most two (mini)USB port(s) - as long as the USB had enough bandwidth a hub could take care of Joysticks/Mouse/Keyboard
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a stereo 3.5mm jack

Either it's for personal use only or it can be used with friends in which case it would likely need all that potential functionality.

Storage:
Personally I'd go for a MiniSD or MicroSD card as that's going to be more than enough for a portable Amiga and would be useful for transferring software. But if you're thinking of potential upgrades then a 1.8" HDD makes some sense.
(I guess that depends on how much you envisage the firmware developing)

Sound:
Personally (being a grumpy old sod) I despise all portable devices that come with internal speakers - it's bad enough having to sit next to someone on the train listening to "chi, chi, chi" because their earphones are up too high*...
...also less hardware to pack in the case.

Looking forward to developments...


*Revenge comes to all these people in the end - an old age when they can't hear anything at all.
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