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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2019, 04:00 PM »
as old component hard to get or re-design of pcb
there are always newer models
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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2019, 05:00 PM »
as old component hard to get or re-design of pcb
there are always newer models

But usually those newer models aren't renamed in such a way that it appears they have more features, when they actually don't.

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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2019, 05:32 PM »
as old component hard to get or re-design of pcb
there are always newer models

But usually those newer models aren't renamed in such a way that it appears they have more features, when they actually don't.
They use new parts and might require different software. Reason enough to give them a new name as to not confuse customers (e.g. "use this file for ED64 before 2019, this file for ED64 after 2019") - a good opportunity to align the name to the current naming scheme.

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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2019, 05:06 PM »
Quote from: krikzz
Can't say. Planned hardware features did not fit in existing hardware design, so in near future i will release only x5 mini, in regular gba cart formfactor.
For X7 i should start all from scratch.
source:
https://twitter.com/krikzz/status/1187486779466768384

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X5 mini likely will be released in end of 2019-begin 2020.

For x7 i planned at least isolated rtc and savestates
source:
https://twitter.com/krikzz/status/1187495430856364032
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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2019, 02:01 AM »
Quote from: krikzz
Can't say. Planned hardware features did not fit in existing hardware design, so in near future i will release only x5 mini, in regular gba cart formfactor.
For X7 i should start all from scratch.
source:
https://twitter.com/krikzz/status/1187486779466768384

Quote from: krikzz
X5 mini likely will be released in end of 2019-begin 2020.

For x7 i planned at least isolated rtc and savestates
source:
https://twitter.com/krikzz/status/1187495430856364032

Like i been saying from the start that it was an X5 redesign now we have word concert from the horses mouth :P

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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2019, 09:31 PM »
Save states good. A good upgrade.

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Like i been saying from the start that it was an X5 redesign now we have word concert from the horses mouth

Yes, it's the only thing that makes since. Change the form factor and release all future versions in that form factor. Then put the 'extras' features in the x7 with whatever required form factor it needs, and charge more for the extras.

as old component hard to get or re-design of pcb
there are always newer models

But usually those newer models aren't renamed in such a way that it appears they have more features, when they actually don't.
They use new parts and might require different software. Reason enough to give them a new name as to not confuse customers (e.g. "use this file for ED64 before 2019, this file for ED64 after 2019") - a good opportunity to align the name to the current naming scheme.

Also previously if there isn't a major upgrade, but simply part replacements/board revisions, I think he uses 'Pro' to distinguish it from earlier versions.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2019, 09:35 PM by Galron »