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    The GP2X, has anyone got one?

    Hi All,

    I have ordered one of these (as a xmas pressie to myself)

    http://gp2x.co.uk/indexgp2x.html

    It's a Linux powered open source multimedia device that apparently plays movies, games, etc (mainly emulators) and boasts to be around 4x more powerful than the Nintendo DS.

    Does anyone here already own one and have any views?

    I also thought that the Linux geeks on here would be interested if they didnt already know about it

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    Re: The GP2X, has anyone got one?

    I already have one.

    I mainly use it for playing SNES/Megadrive games.

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    Re: The GP2X, has anyone got one?

    Geoff: Thinking about one when I can scrape together a few notes. Give us a quick review?

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    Re: The GP2X, has anyone got one?

    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton
    Geoff: Thinking about one when I can scrape together a few notes. Give us a quick review?
    This doesn't sound like a bad idea! It would be nice to know whats hot and whats not in relation to software for the device.

    What the 'must have' apps and games are and the ones best to avoid?


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    Re: The GP2X, has anyone got one?

    Pros:

    - Nice screen
    - Build Quality
    - Lots of communtiy support
    - Runs lots of emulators/apps.

    Cons:

    - Battery life
    - flakey USB (get round this with a CF reader in PC)
    - 20s boot time

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    Re: The GP2X, has anyone got one?

    How "con" is the battery life?

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    Re: The GP2X, has anyone got one?

    Docs say 6 hours for gaming. It's more like 2 - 4 depending on what batteries your using and how heavily you're taxing the system.

    Listening to music with the screen off is ok though. ~10hrs.

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    Re: The GP2X, has anyone got one?

    I suspected as much from the battery life after playing games on a Nokia N-Gage!

    After all, it is a mini-PC running off 2AA batteries. I can see that rechargables will be needed here as well!

    It's worth mentioning that if you are getting the newer model GP2X it has a faster boot time (around 11secs I believe) and I believe the USB issue has been fixed as well. Ive also opted for the faster processor model as well so that should make a difference in draining the batteries even quicker!

    Haha

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    Re: The GP2X, has anyone got one?

    Treat yourself to some branded 2900mAh rechargeable batteries too

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    Re: The GP2X, has anyone got one?

    Yep! Will be putting those on my shopping list as well. Already ordered my GP2X V2! If anyone else wants one I suggest getting in quick because they informed me they are very busy and stocks are going fast!


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    Re: The GP2X, has anyone got one?

    I've already treated myself to a Firefox fleece this christmas - so maybe next year

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    Re: The GP2X, has anyone got one?

    I also have one. Mostly for MAME, also other emulators, movies and MP3.
    Totally agree about the battery lifetime, it could also do with wireless IMO as I have no breakout board.
    File archive is here:
    http://archive.gp2x.de/cgi-bin/cfiles.cgi

    this demo is pretty good
    http://gp2x.co.uk/payback.html

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    Re: The GP2X, has anyone got one?

    I've already treated myself to a Firefox fleece this christmas - so maybe next year Wink
    nice, I got a Ubuntu fleese for my bday. Still looking for tux bedsheet covers though.

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    Re: The GP2X, has anyone got one?

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    I've already treated myself to a Firefox fleece this christmas - so maybe next year
    You sad man!


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    Re: The GP2X, has anyone got one?

    Yep and proud of it NetDiag And the Tux mug and Ubuntu+Tux shirts :P

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