Construct 3 on-the-go with DragonBox Pyra?

Post » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:38 am

Have you heard of this upcoming Pocket PC called DragonBox Pyra running Debian Linux OS. It has a specific gaming controls and probably enough muscles to run C3 and games...

Pyra Specs

the Pyra will be optimized for both gaming and desktop usage.

Gaming controls (digital and analog), a full keyboard, an accurate high-resolution touchscreen will both serve you well for web browsing, gaming, server administration, coding or office work.

Emulate all the consoles from your childhood without sacrificing on the controls or enjoy native games, written or ported by Pyra community members.

Want to run the normal desktop FireFox and full office suites like LibreOffice? That's possible as well.


What do you think? Could it be possible to develop/play C3 games on-the-go with this kind of a system?

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Post » Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:28 am

Looks like something from the 90's
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Post » Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:40 am

@spongehammer

That's true. Not the most sleek piece of hw - considering the looks, but what's inside matters the most. The device has many features that makes it quite interesting system to develop with...

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Post » Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:56 am

I quite like it..despite its looks it does look quite powerful.
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Post » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:31 pm

Errmm... it has a Texas Instruments chip! I thought they were winding down their chipmaking business and firing everyone who worked on that. According to Wikipedia the OMAP 5 was released in early 2013, so it's already a couple of generations behind current chips. So to me this actually looks like a weak and obscure hardware, hardly a powerhouse...
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Post » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:51 pm

@Ashley

That is true, but they also say
the Pyra will be more powerful than what Nindendo or Sony has as handheld lineup


The Pyra has been designed that it can be upgraded by the user.
You can simply buy a new CPU board, mainboard or LCD and replace it yourself, without having to buy a completely new device.


Here is some discussion about the performance matter:
Is Pyra expensive outdated hardware?
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Post » Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:16 pm

Seems like a spiritual successor to OpenPandora, but yeah I don't expect it to perform better at HTML5 games than the average cell phone based on those specs.
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Post » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:24 pm

I followed the pandora a little online and was tempted to get one. But as Ashley mentioned the hardware managed to be outdated by the time they actually for the thing out and that seems to be the same with this model. Shame as its a really nice idea and the guys put in alot of hard work into it. Technology just moves so fast!
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Post » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:53 pm

I like the concept but what if they made a laptop with a wired controller and even have it like attached to the case to hold it. Now that a thing id like to buy oh and have the laptop to have a place to hold a external mouse as well so that we can stop buying backpack to hold the gears in.

I wonder how come no one has made a housing that can hold controller and mouse in one cause most of my device break when the laptop is hitting the devices while im walking. such a Feature id die for
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Post » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:47 am

@Jayjay the same guy is developing pyra. So it is kind of OpenPandora 2.

@Mayfly I actually preordered the original OpenPandora, but had to cancel the order then...
Little bit on the fence with this one at this time.
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