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The Icon Bar: News and features: RiscStation offer VRPC laptop

RiscStation offer VRPC laptop

Posted by Phil Mellor on 20:26, 8/11/2003 | , , , , , , , , , , ,
Finally RiscStation has come up a solution for their patient laptop customers. In a letter sent this week, Roy Heslop writes: "In parallel with our hardware developments we have constantly been assessing the viability of RISC OS software on Intel and AMD powered hardware, and we are delighted with the results. RiscStation Ltd is now able to offer high quality portable and desktop hardware that gives you the power of RISC OS 4, Microsoft Windows XP and Linux running on processors of up to 3Ghz and beyond!"

Yes, Virtual RPC saves the day again.

Many of RiscStation's customers have already paid either a deposit or the full whack (£1500) over two years ago. These receive vouchers worh up to £100 (for deposits) or £200 (for full payment) redeemable against purchases from sister company CTA Direct.

So are we happy now? RiscStation has previously come under fire for their lack of progress and communication. Some RISC OS users still had hopes of seeing some portable ARM hardware, but sadly the RiscStation ARM portable joins the Peanut and Phoebe in never-never land.

RiscStation now become part of the growing crowd of emulator providers - jostling against MicroDigital, who got there first, Advantage 6, and R-Comp. Alan Dawes, a potential customer who retrieved his payment earlier this year, comments "As CJE have been offering 'branded' PC portables with VirtualRPC since the Guildford Show it looks like Roy has once again missed the boat!"

A big shout out to Roger Wylde and Alan Dawes for furnishing us with the info - RiscStation's letter (including laptop specs) can be read here.

  RiscStation offer VRPC laptop
  (21:44 8/11/2003)
  fwibbler (21:47 8/11/2003)
    Phlamethrower (13:27 10/11/2003)
      Mr Angry (20:23 10/11/2003)
        [mentat] (15:45 11/11/2003)
          flibble (15:45 13/11/2003)
            fwibbler (11:53 14/11/2003)
              Marky P (17:13 19/12/2003)
The Doctor Message #92532, posted at 21:44, 8/11/2003
Unregistered user Either way, I'm glad to see them doing /something/RiscStation seem to be offering the most powerfull laptop machine at any rate.
I wonder just how fast VirtualRPC runs on a 3ghz machine?
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fwibbler Message #92533, posted by fwibbler at 21:47, 8/11/2003, in reply to message #92532

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Ok, the above post didn't come out quite right (was using Netsurf).
Anyway, I think you get the general idea.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #92534, posted by Phlamethrower at 13:27, 10/11/2003, in reply to message #92533
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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I'd rather see an ARM powered laptop though :(
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Mr Angry Message #92535, posted at 20:23, 10/11/2003, in reply to message #92534
Unregistered user Hope they can sell enough so that they can pay our deposits back.

It makes me very very angry!!!

(For those of you old enough to remember)

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I don't have tourettes you're just a cun Message #92536, posted by [mentat] at 15:45, 11/11/2003, in reply to message #92535
[mentat]Fear is the mind-killer
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Wow! This is great..... hold on a second. No, it's crap isn't it. My bad.


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Peter Howkins Message #92537, posted by flibble at 15:45, 13/11/2003, in reply to message #92536

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In the same way I wouldn't buy a RISC OS box off a PC dealer, I wouldn't buy a PC off a RISC OS dealer. I look for somone with a track record of support and with the financial security to be around when my guarntee ran out.
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fwibbler Message #92538, posted by fwibbler at 11:53, 14/11/2003, in reply to message #92537

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Roys companies will be around for sometime to come. I'm sure of that.
They also have plenty of experience of PC's, both sales and support.
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Marky P Message #92539, posted at 17:13, 19/12/2003, in reply to message #92538
Unregistered user I just wish SOMEONE would come along and re-launch the 'Acorn Group', give it a kick up the back side and sell and MARKET the brand properly!!
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