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#51 mos6507 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:37 AM

Pandora looks terrible.


If you look at the specs what you get is basically a laptop with a nonstandard CPU and limited software availability. Seems like an EEE would be a better value. That seems to be where all this is headed. I'm pretty certain in a year or two the field will be crowded with EEE-style budget palmtops.

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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:27 AM

But the Eeeeeeee has no on board game controllers. Keyboard for MAME? no thanks

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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:28 AM

Think I will just wait for the Pandora to get released


Pandora looks terrible. Why on earth have they gone for a design that looks like a cheap toy? You cannot put the controls in the middle of the keyboard. The design should be playable like the PSP (controls on both sides of the screen) and have a folded keyboard that opens like a Nokia E90.

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#54 mos6507 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:29 PM

But the Eeeeeeee has no on board game controllers. Keyboard for MAME? no thanks


But it does have USB host, so you could hook one up to it. When you look at the overall value of the purchase, an Eee type machine beats a GP2X type machine hands down.

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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:32 PM

I totally agree that at face value an Eee thing looks better, but I would feel a bit self consious with a, Eee and a joystick on the train, and slightly less of a twat with a Pandora :D

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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:48 PM

But the Eeeeeeee has no on board game controllers. Keyboard for MAME? no thanks


But it does have USB host, so you could hook one up to it. When you look at the overall value of the purchase, an Eee type machine beats a GP2X type machine hands down.


This is true but laptops have USB host too. The thing about the gp2x (and hopefully) the Pandora is that it is a handheld gaming device. The Eee machine seems cool but without a dpad and some buttons it's just a mini-laptop (to me at least).

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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:16 PM

The review of the touch-screen's still pending - I've been busy with training courses and having problems with a crap SD card (card's fault, not the GP2X). What use it's had has shown it to work well enough, but the version of ScummVM I have seems to have problems - there's a weird off-set I can't get rid of.

The thing [...] is that it is a handheld gaming device.

... which is the main reason I got it. It's small and fits in random spare spaces in bags, say, when going on long train journeys for training courses. Said long train journeys were much improved being able to pull out the GP2X to watch Star Wars films and play GhostPix. It handled 700MB DVD rips without problems. I couldn't get the built-in player to adjust the screen ratio (can it...?), but mp2x does easily enough.

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#58 mos6507 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:03 PM

The thing about the gp2x (and hopefully) the Pandora is that it is a handheld gaming device. The Eee machine seems cool but without a dpad and some buttons it's just a mini-laptop (to me at least).


Remember that the GP2X not having a keyboard is in its own way a limitation. Try emulating home computers with it. Using onscreen virtual keyboards suck.

It would be nice if all laptops had a D-pad embedded into them like a Pandora. Or cell phones for that matter (the directionals on cell phones suck).

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Posted Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:57 PM

I have already pre-ordered new version of gp2x, it should be much better and price is very reasonable.
emulation will be improved for sure.




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