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== Desiderata ==
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= Desiderata =
A good computer for robot control has a number of desirable attributes:
A good computer for robot control has a number of desirable attributes:
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* Fast USB bus
* Fast USB bus
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= FitPC2 =
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== FitPC2 ==
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** Comparatively expensive, especially with the necessary separate battery
** Comparatively expensive, especially with the necessary separate battery
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= Asus EeePC 1000PE =
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== Asus EeePC 1000PE ==
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** Abysmal wireless -- inability to maintain connection for extended periods bodes ill for attempting long ssh hacking sessions
** Abysmal wireless -- inability to maintain connection for extended periods bodes ill for attempting long ssh hacking sessions
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= Lenovo Ideapad S10-2 =
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== Lenovo Ideapad S10-2 ==
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Revision as of 19:41, 10 June 2010

Contents

Desiderata

A good computer for robot control has a number of desirable attributes:

  • Small form factor
  • Light weight
  • Long battery life
  • Fast computation
  • Good wireless networking
  • Fast USB bus

Evaluations

FitPC2

  • Pros
    • Small form factor
    • Extremely good wireless due to a large, external antenna
    • Superlative battery life with external Tekkeon battery
  • Cons
    • Runs very hot -- might even damage cheap plastic
    • No integrated keyboard or display is good for the form factor, but makes it very hard to set up or recover from crashes
    • Comparatively expensive, especially with the necessary separate battery

Asus EeePC 1000PE

  • Pros
    • Nice comfortable keyboard for a netbook
    • Good battery life
  • Cons
    • Abysmal wireless -- inability to maintain connection for extended periods bodes ill for attempting long ssh hacking sessions

Lenovo Ideapad S10-2

  • Pros
    • Fastest CPU among the machines we've tested
  • Cons
    • No glaring deficiencies