Operation Big Bad Panda: WE NEED YOUR HELP! [Mission Ended]

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HeXdX
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Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:05 am

LattePanda wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:08 pm
LNC-SPN wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:52 am
My suggestion for naming the new LattePanda generations:

LattePanda 240 - For a mid-range version of second generation (like 4GB of RAM)
LattePanda 280 - For a high-range version of second generation (like 8GB of RAM)

If you upgrade those versions to make it more powerful, like CPU upgrade, you can call it Pro or Ultra (LattePanda 240 Pro/Ultra - LattePanda 280 Pro/Ultra)
Brillant! Use numbers to indicate the spec of the products!
Personally, I like the idea of straight forward model numbers like this. It makes it a lot easier when it comes to buying and describing the unit. What would be the icing on the cake though would be internalish code names for the various models - so you could end up with a LattePanda 280 (code-named MochaPanda). It's accessible to newbies to the product range but also makes the board a bit more personal to owners (and makes it easier to come up with network names).

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Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:29 am

HeXdX wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:05 am
LattePanda wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:08 pm
LNC-SPN wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:52 am
My suggestion for naming the new LattePanda generations:

LattePanda 240 - For a mid-range version of second generation (like 4GB of RAM)
LattePanda 280 - For a high-range version of second generation (like 8GB of RAM)

If you upgrade those versions to make it more powerful, like CPU upgrade, you can call it Pro or Ultra (LattePanda 240 Pro/Ultra - LattePanda 280 Pro/Ultra)
Brillant! Use numbers to indicate the spec of the products!
Personally, I like the idea of straight forward model numbers like this. It makes it a lot easier when it comes to buying and describing the unit. What would be the icing on the cake though would be internalish code names for the various models - so you could end up with a LattePanda 280 (code-named MochaPanda). It's accessible to newbies to the product range but also makes the board a bit more personal to owners (and makes it easier to come up with network names).
+1!!!

100% agree with your opinion about the model numbers! Just think if it's necessary to combine the CPU model info together with the RAM and Flash. What do you think?

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alwaysintao
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:30 am

It's beautiful!

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alwaysintao
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:32 am

It's absolutely awesome!!!

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ED209
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:54 am

alwaysintao wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:30 am
It's beautiful!
+1

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Lutz
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:24 am

LattePanda wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:54 am
Without further delay, let us give you a look at the new board. :D
There will be some minor changes, but this is the final form factor :)
Very interesting !
My company will try to contact you next week ;)

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HeXdX
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:14 pm

ED209 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:29 am
HeXdX wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:05 am
LattePanda wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:08 pm


Brillant! Use numbers to indicate the spec of the products!
Personally, I like the idea of straight forward model numbers like this. It makes it a lot easier when it comes to buying and describing the unit. What would be the icing on the cake though would be internalish code names for the various models - so you could end up with a LattePanda 280 (code-named MochaPanda). It's accessible to newbies to the product range but also makes the board a bit more personal to owners (and makes it easier to come up with network names).
+1!!!

100% agree with your opinion about the model numbers! Just think if it's necessary to combine the CPU model info together with the RAM and Flash. What do you think?
Honestly, I think @LNC-SPN had it right the first time... If the name gets too complicated it can put people off. For me the appeal of the LP is 1.) that it is powerful compared to other SBCs, and 2.) that as a dev board the fact that it runs Windows makes it so much more accessible.

For example, my brother has recently started to get into electronics. One of the things he ordered was an LED array that is controlled via a GPIO port. If I lend him my Rasberry Pi he has to first grapple with getting used to Linux, and then start learning how to do basic coding in Python (or similar). Using the LP instead means that a significant part of the learning curve is reduced and he can focus on the part of the project that he is actually interested in.

For me, keeping the name simple makes the product accessible to first time buyers, and adding a code name or a nick name makes it fun and a little bit emotionally engaging.

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Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:17 pm

ED209 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:29 am
HeXdX wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:05 am
LattePanda wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:08 pm


Brillant! Use numbers to indicate the spec of the products!
Personally, I like the idea of straight forward model numbers like this. It makes it a lot easier when it comes to buying and describing the unit. What would be the icing on the cake though would be internalish code names for the various models - so you could end up with a LattePanda 280 (code-named MochaPanda). It's accessible to newbies to the product range but also makes the board a bit more personal to owners (and makes it easier to come up with network names).
+1!!!

100% agree with your opinion about the model numbers! Just think if it's necessary to combine the CPU model info together with the RAM and Flash. What do you think?
+1 also for me !!!

I think keeping a well known name such LattePada is mandatory. Given this name, everybody knows what we refer to. If we take the example of cars, they don't change the name each time, for example, Volkswagen has 6 générations of their Golf I think (sorry for people who don't know the car I'm reffering to, I'm not sure it is sold in China).
Better examples can be found in informatics : Intel is in the 8th generation of their Core i processors, generation number and processor power is mentionned in the number used, nVidia also uses this principle with the GeForce name, followed by the generation number, and a range level number.
I think those are good examples to follow.
Also, name shouldn't be too fancy, to allow the product being trust in the industry world.

So LattePanda 240 / 280 is a good name for me.
As stated by other persons, I would also add the suffixes Pro or Ultra to enforce the robustness idea.

Finally, in a pure marketing spirit, I would make something with colors, using the name or just changing the color of the boxes and columns in a comparison table to distinguish the product range. Some elements of the board could remind this color to clearly identify the product, like anodized heatsink for example.
Using color names such black (edition ?) for high end product, green for a low energy or eco friendly version, blue for entry level and red for mid-range for example.
In the same idea Western Digital call their hard drives ranges.
But using this color difference could be costly to handle maybe ?

I hope this helps.

Screwface

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Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:24 am

Thanks for all. :lol:
Enjoy Tinkering with LattePanda ! :lol:

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Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:02 am

Hi guys! Thank you very much for taking part in Operation Big Bad Panda for the LattePanda MKII release in the coming few weeks, as well as for the strong community support and on many great ideas for more products. Many of our friends and partners have been looking at the suggestions and are so impressed with the sort of community we have!
For example, the @GTC mentions that LattePanda xxx is a suitable naming convention, and @Screwface suggests that we stick with the LattePanda brand and use colors or other labels to differentiate product ranges and collections, both of which are undoubtedly true and great ideas! Below is our point of view:

The most noteworthy are the following two:
1. @LNC-SPN recommended using numbers like 240 and 280 to express the RAM and memory specifications of the product. We think this idea is great. For example, we often hear that people use LattePanda 2G or 4G to represent different products. We very much need a labeling sequence to cover the specifications of LattePanda, such as, LattePanda 864; 8G RAM 64GB Memory. Very intuitive and impressive.
2. Alwaysintao posted on the last post, a series of ideas, including the chemical elements Carbon, Onyx, to strengthen the hard, tough performance of the MKII. He mentioned the Greek word Omega which caused the team's to eventually come up with the following names!

So after a series of discussions, we decided to name Pro / Ultra as follows:
1. LattePanda Alpha -> Ultra
2. LattePanda Delta -> Pro

At the same time will use the form of LattePanda Alpha 464 to represent the specifications and other information.
1. Alpha Edition - Generally refers to the leader in a wolf pack, α / Alpha. It will lso be the leader in the LattePanda series, the most powerful in performance. Known as the leader of the Pandas, or "Alpha Panda" for short.
2. Delta Edition - Mathematical Character △, On behalf of the product design performance, price, power consumption it signals a compromise between the design and performance balance.

We hope you guys like it! Also thank you very much for your contributions and ideas! Honestly amazing! Many ideas were just beyond our imagination, It is indeed a creative developer community!
Follow-up We will contact @LNC-SPN and @Alwaysintao and send them the world's first limited edition LattePanda MKII after the Alpha Panda and Delta product engineering prototypes have been fully tested. Thank you again so much to everyone who helped! :D :D
Enjoy Tinkering with LattePanda ! :lol:

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