[T] Too big to fail.

A project log for Tetent [gd0090]

An input (and output) device for quickly typing text and equations, gaming, drawing and cursor/6DoF movement.

kelvinAkelvinA 05/22/2023 at 20:030 Comments

So I've recently looked into my main-display and 5G celluar options for #Leti: the Tetent + PC handheld concept that doesn't yet have a project code. Now, I just looked at what buy-it-now options there are, especially 5G enabled options, in the portable x86 market (PDAs, laptops, tablets, UMPCs) and it was painful to see. 1080p 14"+ screens (so low PPD), costs £1,500+ yet doesn't have a 2TB option, 16GB soldered RAM... STILL! In 2023! It doesn't seem like much has changed since 2020.

Leti is expected to be around the size of the steam deck, and if I can find a case similar to the steam deck one, it would be a more portable and convenient solution than any laptop, tablet and not-actually-pocketable-UMPCs. Someone at The Verge just wrote about the elastic strap that allows such portable convenience.

I think this realisation promotes Tetent from "Is this too big to fail?" to "It's too big to fail.", which basically means it's an un-shelvable / un-cancellable project (unless something better shows up). I've tried my best to try and sidestip Tetent/Tetrinsic entirely (because I'd rather not spend X hours a day for Y months mining for a solution), but I cannot offer myself any ideas for an acceptable alterntative solution.