The money they save on buying the Pi400 dwarfs any $3 cable cost. Note the kit comes with the required cable and I am pretty sure that if a company wanted to buy a lot of these, then we could come to some deal! Every laptop or monitor I have had has come with a lot of cables I have NEVER used. I've paid for those, for nothing. At least like this you only pay for what you need.sdivx wrote: ↑Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:37 pmSaw this as thought nice! Then saw the HDMI. What?
So you see this device being used beyond the hobbyist , in business and education? Micro HDMI will be a non-starter for business. Virtually every corp office uses full size HDMI and all the monitors they purchase typically come with full size HDMI and/or VGA /Displayport.
So you would ask a corp and their users to buy 1-2 (for office) cables at a minimum. Even at say $3/pc in bulk that is hundreds to thousands of dollars for something they literally already have hundreds of.
Also no typical business is going to use a system with an exposed SD card for the OS. The security issues are numerous. Could have at least made it internal with access via a screw panel.
This is a cool product, but there is some serious flaws that will constrain its adoption.
Still want one though...
Security of SD card is not a problem if handled right, we expect a lot of network based usage, so the SD card only contains something like VNC, or a browser interface. All security done off machine. Citrix would be a good example.
Or just have you own security cover screwed to the outside of the box I guess. Or super glue although that's a bit permanent, although at this price, you just replace the entire machine because corps are like that.