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The non-profit organisation ‘Power Progress Community’ are very happy to announce that there funding campaign has started. They we will accept donations through the campaign page with the objective of collecting funds to establish a contract with Acube Systems to design the PowerPC Notebook motherboard. The final goal of this fundraising campaign is to make publicly available a production quality electronic schematics that any company would be able to produce. Such schematics will be proven to be fully working thanks to the thoroughly tested prototypes based on them. The design will be performed by an Italian company called ACube Systems contracted by the Power Progress Community nonprofit association. All obtained results will be publicly made available by the Power Progress Community, thanks to a written agreement with ACube Systems. These are the technical specs of the notebook, but it is possible that some details might change during the engineering analysis. As of today, the notebook specifications are the following (subject to change):

  • CPU: NXP T208x, e6500 64-bit Power Architecture with Altivec technology
    4 x e6500 dual-threaded cores, low-latency backside 2MB L2 cache, 16GFLOPS x core
  • RAM: 2 x RAM slots for DDR3L SO-DIMM
  • VIDEO: Radeon HD
  • AUDIO: sound chip, audio in and audio out jacks
  • USB: 3.0 and 2.0 ports
  • STORAGE:
    • NVM Express (NVMe), M.2 2280 connector
    • 2 x SATA
    • 1 x SDHC card reader
  • NETWORK:
    • 1 x ethernet RJ-45 connector
    • WiFi connectivity
    • Bluetooth connectivity
  • POWER: on-board battery charger and power-management
  • CHASSIS: standard notebook case 15,6”

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