One chip demands

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By anonymous

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27-01-2003, 18:05

Indeed, it should be able to connect to a monitor and use different resolutions (256x192, 256x212, 512x212 etc). I think a 512x384 and 1024x768 resolution are nice, but please no 640x480 or something, that's a stupid resolution ^^; I like powers of 2.

By snout

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27-01-2003, 19:39

Indeed, it should be able to connect to a monitor and use different resolutions (256x192, 256x212, 512x212 etc). I think a 512x384 and 1024x768 resolution are nice, but please no 640x480 or something, that's a stupid resolution ^^; I like powers of 2.

The One Chip design sheets of Nishi even mentioned 2000x1000. How horrible ^_^ (or would that be the screen size Wink)

By sjoerd

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27-01-2003, 19:54

256x192, 512x384, 768x576, 1024x768, 1280x960 and so on are of course resolutions in the spirit of msx!

By snout

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27-01-2003, 22:33

As far as I know it won't even have a harddisk or something. Will it even be possible to use it like a 'real' computer, or is it just a pda/gameboy/mobile?

UHn... there are more than enough ways to store data on harddisk/CD-ROM through USB2/Firewire at the moment already. Besides don't you just love them memorycards? Smile

By Grauw

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29-01-2003, 20:36

Thanks, snout.

VHDL stands for Very high speed integrated circuit Hardware Description Language. Smile

I think it would be nice to have a vdp wich supports z buffering and display list or whatever they are called. That way polygons can be used like sprites on msx.

Heh, yeah, VHSIC Hardware Description Language eh? ;p Gotta love nested abbreviations Smile.

Anyways a 'gameboy' not solely targeted at gaming but, also for 'normal' use, with a programming language builtin and very flexible, a mobile phone and internet connection, yet still low-price and with lots of possibilities... Sounds awesome to me Smile.

Will it even be possible to use it like a 'real' computer, or is it just a pda/gameboy/mobile?

Well, the basic idea was that the design would be scalable. So you can use it as a PDA, aswell as a real computer, as a chip in your shoes, or whatever. That is also a reason why they didn't mention specific specs like MHz'es (who believes in MHz anyways Smile). Along with the fact that it's still in design stage btw.

However the initial plans point towards a mix between a PDA, Gameboy Advance, and a mobile phone. In other words: portable, yet diverse. Oh, did I mention open and standard? To me, this is very appealing ;p.

~Grauw

By anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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30-01-2003, 01:12

Heh, yeah, VHSIC Hardware Description Language eh? ;p Gotta love nested abbreviations .

TINA (TINA Is Not an Abbreviation) Tongue

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