wad at laptop.org
Sat Nov 14 21:22:03 EST 2009
On Nov 14, 2009, at 5:51 PM, Tiago Marques wrote:
> Hi John,
> On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 3:18 PM, John Watlington <wad at laptop.org>
>> There are several changes from B2:
>> - use of QMI WLAN module (instead of AzureWave). The WLAN card
> The WLAN card in B2 seems to have a better signal than on in the XO-1,
> do you expect any changes with this new card?
No. I don't expect any changes with the new card. It is the same
chipset, and the layout is better. We are also eliminating a connector
in the antenna path (won't happen till C1.)
>> - All have only 512 MB (four memory chips). Due to DRAM prices
>> right now, we will offer this to some customers and need to test
>> it more
> That is unfortunate, the machine works really nice with 1GiB. Hope you
> can keep it for deployments.
It is hard to tell the difference w. 512 MB. There is a maximum of 12%
slow down in tests that we've run. Still, we consider the XO-1.5 to be
a 1GB machine and view this as a rare variance.
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