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    Articles: The A7000+ Portable

    Tuesday, July 05, 2011 - 02:01 PM, (6759 Reads)

    As recently featured on popular tech site Engadget, IT Guru "Sam" from Derbyshire has managed to put together the 'A7kP', yes, a portable A7000+, it's not quite a laptop but you have to admit, it's pretty darn sexy.

    Here's what the understandably proud man behind this had to say, followed by the specs of this nifty little machine:

    "<span>So back in 2008 I had an idea of making my own very portable or luggable style Acorn RISC OS computer. After reading about a few other people doing the same. For example the Lego A7000 laptop or the A9home DIY laptop. It wasn't until around October of 2010 that I actually started designing what would be the A7KP. The design I went with was a tablet style system utilizing an external keyboard and mouse, similar to the prototype newsPAD. I did want a built-in touch screen but I scraped that idea in the end. Because finding a mini touch screen that would work natively with RISC OS would probably be difficult and expensive. I started the main build, both electronics and the case around mid November 2010. I had the system finished by the end of may 2011. I worked on this project on and off over this period of time. Though if I worked on the project constantly I would probably had it finished in about a month and a half."</span>

    <span>The Specs as promised:</span>

    • <span>Integrated 10.4 Colour TFT LCD using analogue RGB+HV video. </span>
    • <span>Uses an original Acorn A7000+ motherboard</span>
    • <span>Internal 9.6v 4600mAh NiMh Battery </span>
    • <span>Custom power/voltage regulator to supply the internally required voltages</span>
    • <span>12v 2A external power supply input</span>
    • <span>External mouse, keyboard, serial, printer and audio output ports</span>
    • <span>Internal 4Gb compact flash storage </span>
    • <span>Dimensions: 315mm x 205mm x 70mm</span>
    • <span>Weight: 2.5Kg</span>

    For a heap more of information and pictures regarding this neat little creation, take a look over at Sam's website.

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