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I think the 2 biggest challenges to getting an A9 into a PC laptop would be space and the connections to the screen. 99.9% of laptops now use digital signals to drive the screen rather than analogue VGA. Fitting a Bodgeboard that converts between Anaglogue VGA and the digital TFT signal would be difficult. The A9's graphics chip might have the circuitry to drive the screen directly, but I doubt they would be easily accessed on the board, no nice header socket no doubt...

Then there's the difference in the holes on the back of the laptop for sockets compared to the spacings of the A9 ports (USB, serial, Kbd etc.) To fit that in would either mean cutting out new holes in the back (weakening the hinge to the screen) or having all the ports connected to a single large multiway socket on the side of the case and having a "breakout box" that converts that connector back to the regular ports.

I guess we will only know for sure once the public have their hands on the said A9 :)

 is a RISC OS UserMooJuicey on 31/5/05 11:25AM
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