Sure, the lightning is good. But photo realistic? Not even close. It looks awesome but come on.
Put Android on it (seriously), or Ubuntu, or a distro with KDE4 geared towards tablets.
The Linux userland support for tablets is really abysmal.
In other words: nothing new and people have been tracking these values for decades anyway.
I just got a OPO and this Nexus 6 does look awesome. No idea how I'll get it in EU though, so there's that.
But better hardware, probably a better camera (does the OPO have OIS?), Android L. Mm.
Also, less buggy touchscreen (looking at you Cyanogenmod/HW manufacturer)
Looks like they censored themselves.
... no it's not shocking, you use the best tool for the job.
Massive coil whine issues. No matter of HSF replacement or chassis sound proofing/dampening will get rid of it, the coil whine will be the loudest part of your computer when you're playing a game.
How can AMD release a 1000 dollar card that has such a massive issue? The dual GPU ASUS card did not have this problem.
OK that's cool, it'll be able to run those systems fine I think.
Now the problem is with emulators as usual is that it's not legal to download the ROMs for your system, even if you own the cartridge. (this might be system dependant)
There are devices that can extract the ROM from a cartridge though, but I'm guessing they aren't that cheap (niche market).
The specs are impressive, with a Ingenic JZ4770 1 GHz MIPS processor, Vivante GC860, capable of OpenGL ES 2.0, 3.5 inch LCD with 320x240 pixels; 4:3 aspect ratio, 512 MB DDR2 and 16GB of internal memory which can via external memory card be extended by another 32GB. N64 and PS1 emulation and everything below should be at full speed in time."
No, that is not impressive. Super lo-res screen, slower than any phone that is available today. But it's open source, so I suppose that's good.
But what is the point? Learning? Because the thing won't sell, like the previous models didn't do. You can have the best hardware, but if you don't have games for the device it doesn't matter.
I, for one, would rather game on my phone which is faster and has a much higher resolution display, with a bluetooth connected game controller of my choice.
I was in China for 2 trips. used a US vpn both times, had no issues.
Steam on Linux will be nice.
Mostly it's Battlefield 3 and the likes (new games with shiny graphics and DRM), they won't work well or at all.
Wait, NASA doesn't encrypt its laptops? Why not?
Just use Bitlocker, it's enforced by GPO where I work. Or if on another system, truecrypt or just CryptFS.
Why is this an issue?
I've always looked at it as number of CPUs (physical chips), number of cores (total, on all CPUs), number of threads (total cores, with HT or not etc).
-way was a socket thing for me, but perhaps it's not.