Pandora almost ready for launch

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  1. Midna
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    The supergaming device The Pandora, which is almost ready for launch. The protoptype is made, the final case is being ordered on monday, and the OS is being tweaked to perfection.

    For more info on this fantastic device, visit the homepage or the unofficial blog, which is, well, unofficial, but more frequently updated. While you're at it, check out the devs youtube channels.

    Homepage

    Unofficial Blog

    EvilDragon1717's Youtube channel

    Michael Weston's Youtube channel
     


  2. mikagami

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    How you can call it a "DS on steroids" is beyond me.
     
  3. Narin

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    From their official wiki, they are basically stating that the Pandora is incapable of emulating newer gen systems like the Nintendo DS, PS2, etc. So you will be able to emulate the classics with Pandora like some PS1 games, SNES, NES, etc but no newer things like PSP or Nintendo DS and such.
     
  4. hdofu

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    looks more like a ti voyage 200 on steroids
     
  5. Pizzaroo

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    I'd buy it if it could emulated dreamcast, but I doubt it.

    EDIT: anyone know if this is worth getting over a GP2X Wiz?
     
  6. Linkiboy

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    Yep... got the 900HA, it plays things like Halo 1, World of Warcraft, Half Life 2, pretty well. $330.

    Though while you can hold the 900HA in your hands, its not exactly handheld. So I can see where the appeal for Pandora can occur.
     
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    leave it to Narin to bring up emulation [​IMG]
     
  8. Midna
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    I'd say it's a pretty darn fine system. It isn't eye candy, but the power for size angle is impressive. Also, look at some of the videos. It IS a DS on steroids.

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    I want a supergaming handheld, I don't want a small PC. (Though admittedly, the latest Eee PC is quite impressive.)
     
  9. Beware

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    If you want a powerful, tiny netbook for games and such, you would be completely crazy to not mention the Raon Digital Everun Note. Yes, it's in a higher price bracket, but it has an AMD dual core processor (1.3 GHz) and an ATI discreet graphics card.
     
  10. Awdofgum

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    Wondering About Delays?


    All these delays are going to lose customers over this console. Soon they'll be delaying updates and we all know how angry users can get when they aren't getting updates.
     
  11. Midna
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    The processor on the latest Eee PC is 1.6 and $330
     
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    Alright, but not amazing

    However this is quite a spectacle
    http://archive.openpandora.org/cgi-bin/cfiles.cgi
    Maybe i should get this.
     
  13. Midna
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    It is amazing considering that the system isn't out yet.

    Edit: Did I miss something? That link just looks like the start of a pandora database. It doesn't really have anything in it...
     
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    Not to mention battery life on the Raon Digital sucks, and the CPU is locked to 800mhz on battery mode.
     
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    Well it is bigger and uglier then a ds and also a lot more powerful.
    Was thinking of getting one but all these delays make me think the first batch will be buggy.
     
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    I believe "overpriced piece of junk" would be a matter of opinion, and in mine, an overstatement. The thing is ugly, but name all the other dual analog SNES padded gaming handhelds with full keyboards that can run office and a variety of emulators. Got anything? Me neither. Granted it is overpriced and a little bit ugly, but I am in need of something exactly like this.

    Also, don't bring up the small keyboard, because this thing does bluetooth, so I could just pull out a folding bluetooth keyboard to type on in the built in office app.

    Edit: Also, didn't someone say something about $330 for this thing making it an "overpriced piece of junk". WELL, someone also just pulled up the page for the 900 usd sony netbook. Hmm...

    While I'm talking about the P series, I'd just like to mention that it has and I quote: "Up to 4 hours standard power" Reminds me of the sega game gear personally. May I also add that the Sony P has a 1.33ghz processor vs the EeePC's 1.6.
     
  17. DarkSpace

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    It feels like it's over hyped. At that cost I could think of a few other ways to spend it.
     
  18. Lumstar

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    Not overpriced, in technical terms. This is a powerful handheld meant for serious customers.

    It isn't supposed to have a mass market price.
     
  19. Maedhros

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    I'd buy two DS's or one PSP over this.
     
  20. fateastray

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    The OP called the Pandora a 'super gaming device', although the youtube video of the machine only showed some Genesis games being emulated...What makes this thing so awesome to pick it over a psp or ds?