Let's continue

After a little more research I found some other "possible" solution, the Intel 2th generation Compute Stick with m3 or m5 processor. The problem with this.. they not on the market yet only the atom version, but atom can't handle 4K. There is an another thing to notice, the price. Ohh and I totally forget: You need a 4K HDMI to DP converter and it's rear. Only 2 chipset is ready for this: ST's STDP2600 and Realtek's RTD2796. First one is sold, I mean ST sold the complete division to an other party, so let's say it's not in the game anymore. The second is rare as hell.
Time to go back to the NUC. I choosed the NUC5i5MYBE because it has two DisplayPort and an eDP connector! And it has an i5 core, max.16GB ram, 15W TDP like most of the NUCs. Well i managed to get one for less than 200USD from ebay, that was a good deal, right?

The fall-backs: I found out the eDP port only has 2 lanes, that's sucks because most of the LCD panels use 4 lanes with HBR and not HBR2 like the NUC. Maybe later this will be a problem. But you can always use a DP port, right?


This is our first post, so..
Our plan is simple. Get every components in the market then build something different. Just look at the Raspberry Pi Zero, it's so small.. and the first thing come in to your mind.. la-la-la.. build some hand-held or notebook/netbook. Get a keyboard, LCD screen, Li-Po and your done. There is already a few all-in-one solution on the market, but all of them lack of quality, tiny LCD or just ugly as hell.

Okay what's next? You already put everything together in your head, but something missing or just not good enough, it's 2016 after all.
For the modern requirement, we should get a min. 2560x1600 pixel LCD panel, right? Okay but look at the Pi's specification. First problem is Pi's HDMI port not support this resolution, the maximum is full HD, that's sucks. So what's next?
The problem is here: there not too much 4K( or 3K ) solution on the market, at least not in the ARM segment. You can easily find the ODROID XU3 but it's discontinued and you can't dig up one on earth! Nor ebay nor anywhere else.  
Okay let's look after some x86 solution. You should find a mobo with an i3/i5/i7 core, enough ram and of course 4K supported DP port. Wait a minute why DP? because most of the modern LCD panels are with eDP connector. If you want to make your life easier, think ahead. Most mobos are pricey I mean really pricey, an embedded SBC in picoITX format is around 400USD+. So we got to the final conclusion: we step back to full HD or we get an Intel NUC.

To be continued..