dgs: the RiscPC has already become the Douglas DC3 of computing, and will no doubt soldier on for a good while yet. However, despite all the add-ons (ViewFinder, Unipod, Kinetic) the basic architecture involves a 16Mhz bus and a +/- 2Mb/sec HD interface. Combine this with JPEGs or TIFFs from an 8MPix camera for instance and you'll be spending a lot of time looking at that hourglass. The physical components are not getting any younger either. Anyone intending to stick with RO for the long term has to consider either new native hardware or VRPC, and in the former category the A9 looks reasonable value to me.
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