Whopper wrote:pjw wrote:Wake me up when there are plans for a 500MHz+ QL, with 128+ Mb RAM, 2x2Gb SD, HDMI, SMSQ/E.. Nothing less would turn me on. Sorry guys, but youre building a horse carriage in the age of electric cars. As stated above, I might just settle for a hand crafted diesel..
<>I'll also enjoy using the BBQL with any and all upgrades compatible with that available in the late 1980's. I neither want, nor need, a GUIfied QL, I have better. I want a retro QL. This expansion will help increase my stock of QL systems and expansions, for me to play with when I want
I am interested in this new expansion even though I have just purchased a Super Gold Card (and am champing at the bit to receive it.) I see the QL, and other retro computers, as a hobby a harmless interest.
Well, from day one I wanted a faster, better QL. I never wanted a Mac, or later, Windows or Linux. I like the QL GUI, because I evolved with it via QRAM. To me the QL is the OS. The hardware was a typical Sinclair job except that it was the first from that stable that actually worked for me until its dying day without any problems! (I guess I was just lucky.)
The QL was never a toy for me. Until a few years ago it was my main computer. Its only with great reluctance I go with Windows (which, with V10, seems to be going down the same totalitarian path as the rest in trying to turn me into the product).
So, a compact, fanless QL type computer, fast enough, say, to give a decent rendering of a web page, is where I want to go. I am of course happy about the retro brigade, as you/they at least help to keep the scene alive. Hopefully some of you, your kids or grandkids may be inspired to continue developing the OS and software in a forward direction.