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NewITMalcolm

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Genesi Efika MX
« on: 09 June 2011, 05:24:18 pm »

We have added the Genesi Efika MX Smarttop to our product range.

http://www.newit.co.uk/shop/products.php?cat=22

Featuring:

    *  Freescale i.MX515 (ARM Cortex-A8 800MHz)
    * 3D Graphics Processing Unit
    * WXGA display support (HDMI)
    * Multi-format HD video decoder and D1 video encoder (currently not supported by the included software)
    * 512MB RAM
    * 8GB Internal SSD
    * 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet
    * 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
    * SDHC card reader
    * 2x USB 2.0 ports
    * Audio jacks for headset
    * Built-in speaker

The EFIKA MX Smarttop is a network computer based around the EFIKA MX micro-motherboard and requires no more than 5W to fully operate.
Featuring an optimized Linux kernel and a distribution that is a derivative of Ubuntu Maverick (10.10).

Size: 160 x 115 x 20mm (smaller and thinner than a DVD case)
Weight: 250 grams (8.8 ounces)

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Re: Genesi Efika MX
« Reply #1 on: 09 June 2011, 08:55:42 pm »

Wow, impressive toy at a adjusted price....should it be able to run zoneminder???
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Re: Genesi Efika MX
« Reply #2 on: 10 June 2011, 07:48:39 am »

Nice Price :)
What kind of PowerSupply is used? 12 or 5V? External? Connector-Type?
What kind of Boot-devices are supported? (internal Flash/SD/USB-HDD?)

Are you getting them from Germany? Anyone told me that they would be build here in Germany from B-Plan (Oberursel)?
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trevj

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Re: Genesi Efika MX
« Reply #3 on: 22 June 2011, 09:46:37 am »

Are you also planning to sell the Smartbook? And if the RISC OS port works, is this something you'd consider bundling with the products (for a small extra cost to cover the licence fee)? Refer to [1], [2]. Thanks for reading.
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Warfire

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Re: Genesi Efika MX
« Reply #4 on: 01 September 2011, 04:11:51 pm »

Hi!

I'm considering purchasing an Efika MX Smarttop but I am concerned that the i.MX535 chip should be out and therefore the current Smarttop is about to be replaced. I want to use the Smarttop as an SSH server, File Server and also occasional media server (ideally so I don't need to boot up my current gaming PC just to watch some divx/listen to music etc).

According to this post: http://www.powerdeveloper.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1972 there was due to be some news in June. Can someone confirm if there will be a new model and if so, how far away is it? I really would like 1080p decoding and the current model is a compromise on features that I assume the 535 wouldn't be.

Any help you can give would be appreciated,

Thanks!
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Re: Genesi Efika MX
« Reply #5 on: 10 September 2011, 12:15:26 am »

@Warfire I had info from Genesi and NewIT that a move to MX535 is expected within a few months of June (ie: around now) - but there is the usual "ish" attached to this for all new product releases.

But the above is nothing concrete ofc - keep an eye on http://genesi-usa.com and http://blog.efikamx.info .
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Warfire

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Re: Genesi Efika MX
« Reply #6 on: 11 September 2011, 11:14:57 am »

Thanks cikub - I have added both to my RSS reader. The consensus is that there will be a 535 MX Smarttop then? Great!
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