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Here are the full sources for the new LS1028A processor module for MNT Reform, designed by RBZ Embedded Logics (Madrid): source.mnt.re/reform/mnt-refor

The chip on this module has dual ARM Cortex-A72 processors and 8GB or 16GB DDR4 RAM while keeping the Vivante GC7000L GPU with open source drivers.

This makes MNT Reform an end-to-end open hardware laptop, from the processor module and motherboard to the input devices like keyboard and trackball.

We are still in the assembly, bringup and testing phase of the module. Bringing it to market will still take several months. But once available, you will be able to plug this upgrade into the MNT Reform that you can order today: crowdsupply.com/mnt/reform

@mntmn Will I get a heads up when my unit gets shipped? I should be part of the current batch of laptops...

@ckeen yes, you will! i'm gonna upload the tracking codes to CS now

@mntmn I am really excited for this! I think I forgot to order the printed manual. Will there be a chance to reorder it later from you?

@mntmn and "you all" should really get one if you interessted in a powerful #openhardware device! The best choice you have today.

@mntmn by "plug in" you mean ... like putting a ZZ9000 into an Amiga 3000 tower? Or like putting a PiStorm into an Amiga 500? Or will it be slightly more involved, perhaps involving solder?

(I'm hoping to avoid the soldering part obviously (: )

@Truck like plugging in a RAM SO-DIMM :) you just take out the old one carrying the i.MX8MQ

@mntmn cool! I hope we can get the remaining 4KB of HAB Boot ROM one day :) excited to see you getting that far!

@mntmn Very cool! From what I've gathered it has less cores but a more updated instruction set compared to the i.MX8, how does it compare performance wise?
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