[vcf-midatlantic] portable terminal preferences

Richard Cini rich.cini at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 01:19:19 UTC 2021

Kind of reminds me of the original Dell Mini 9.

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From: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vcfed.org> on behalf of Mark Whittington via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 8:16:14 PM
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Cc: Mark Whittington <markwhi at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] portable terminal preferences

I keep one of these in my bag: https://www.gpd.hk/gpdmicropc

Bought it for $310 when they were crowdfunding it, now it's $415 on
aliexpress.  Lots of connectivity options (including 9-pin serial and wired
ethernet!) and fits in a pocket.

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 7:01 PM ☼ wil lindsay ☼ via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> I've found myself continually searching for a portable (preferably backlit)
> dedicated terminal/telnet device for various projects.
> It looks like historically, the portable terminals like the TI Silent 700
> series were basically superseded by portable computers (please correct me
> if I'm wrong). I only see a few examples of the in-between devices such as
> a  Travelmate LT220 or a screen add-on for the Silent 700.
> My current go-to is to repurpose netbooks with linux and an FTDI cable or
> over wifi to some hardware connection. This still seems like overkill, but
> seems like the most usable solution.
> Clearly, I can just strike up a console on my main laptop, but I like to
> use something other than the laptop I use for work, paying bills and other
> dull affairs. This should be fun, right?
> I'm curious what everyone else uses to connect to their various machines.
> Straw poll? Thoughts?

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