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[DISCUSSION] Alternative Screen Sizes

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:10 am
by LattePanda
There have been some requests for alternative screen sizes, so we have decided to develop some alternatives from the 7" option that can connect to your LP via the fpc connector.
Before we do this, we would love your feedback to these questions:

1. What sizes do you want to see? (feel free to list as many as you like)
2. Why do you need these sizes?
3. What is you background? (i.e. hobbyist/professional)
4. Anything else you can think of.

The sooner we hear back, the sooner we can get the ball rolling!

Re: [DISCUSSION] Alternative Screen Sizes

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:36 am
by eldaria
I like the 7" size, but wanted higher resolution.
1024x768 is way to low for most Windows applications, so I would like a 1920x1200 touch screen, it can be 7" or slightly larger but not to much, at most 10".

My plan is to use it as a centerpiece for home automation, and would like to have multiple informations on the screen at once So that at a quick glance be able to take in multiple informations at once. For example a graph with power consumption, and overview of things that are on in the house, some quick toggles, weather and so on.

Re: [DISCUSSION] Alternative Screen Sizes

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:49 am
by klygen
I would love to see a 10inch screen with higher resolution for windows applications, as well. Also, a kit for connecting the touchscreen to the lattepanda with a longer FFC or cord system (but still through the FFC connectors to be powered by the lattepanda power supply) would be terrific.

Thanks!
Kelly

Re: [DISCUSSION] Alternative Screen Sizes

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:59 pm
by strawberrymaker
Yeah definatly bigger screen size! 8 or even 9 inch would be Perfect. And also a bigger Resolution like atleast HD because of the limitations of some programs. For example the arduino settings window. You cant reach the OK button in that one!

And try to include somekind of mount for the LP on its back, like on the raspberry pi LCD so its not flying around and break the flatflex.

But i think they should ship with the Touchscreen installed. It will be too big of a hassle with multiple screen sizes and multiple touch screens.

And i hope you make it for the current lattepanda and not dor a future one;(

But i wouldnt like to see a smaller one. Windows is not made for something even smaller. And i don't think that its really made even for7 inch screens. Things just get too small.

OT
About performance: dont know what many peiple expected on it. I was on the road and ws able to play like small 2D indie games on it without problems. OK compiling for arduino takes a bit longer than im used to, even basic sketches that just blink around.

Re: [DISCUSSION] Alternative Screen Sizes

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:24 pm
by ejohnfel
I love the 7in display. I would like to see a 10in (25.4cm), 6in (15.24cm) and ~4.5in (11.43cm) displays. The logic behind the sizes, for most VR applications these days, 6in is usually the maximum display size. I would like a 10in display because, well, its easier to read, and a 4.5in display because that would be great for projects that would require the output of small amounts of data, like short bits of text (like an IP address), or graphs. I suppose I can use a small OLED instead of a 4.5in display, but it would be nice to have a full display versus an OLED.

Re: [DISCUSSION] Alternative Screen Sizes

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:28 pm
by plee1024
I would like to see 8 or 10 inch display

Re: [DISCUSSION] Alternative Screen Sizes

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:51 pm
by dslocum
10" capacitive hdmi touch screen with resolution > 1024 please.

Re: [DISCUSSION] Alternative Screen Sizes

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:06 pm
by chrisuclan
Is there any update on this? I'm looking for a smaller screen about 5".

Re: [DISCUSSION] Alternative Screen Sizes

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:03 pm
by yursprava
The most preferable size would be 12", but 10" is also OK.
I need it for office work and for a "smart house" system (that's my hobby).

Re: [DISCUSSION] Alternative Screen Sizes

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:30 pm
by charliefoxtrott
The 7" is great for most of my applications, but higher resolution resolution is greatly desired.
A 5" would be delightful.
At 10" and larger, given the size, I'll use off the shelf HDMI wUSB /touch screen units.

Generic bezels for these displays to make packaging look better with less effort would be awesome.

However, I have to agree that the thermal management issues really need to be addressed.
My LP is perfectly stable at full speed under full load with a massive copper heatsink w/fan from an old Xeon server cobbled to it, and a good power supply.

-CF