XO-1.5 B3

Tiago Marques tiagomnm at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 21:55:12 EST 2009

On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 2:22 AM, John Watlington <wad at laptop.org> wrote:
> 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> wrote:
>>> ...
>>> 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.)

It's great to hear that :)

>>> - 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
>>> extensively.
>> 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.

Good to hear that.
It's a shame that memory is so expensive right now, I usually track
prices through dramexchange.com and it seems it's finally starting to
go down again.

Keep up the great work.

Best regards,

> Cheers,
> wad

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