First post, by lolo799
Another computer running Be Inc. operating system, this time the embedded one designed for the Internet of Things, but too soon!
The Compaq IA-1 comes in two versions, a white edition running MSN Companion (a weirdly named embedded version of Windows) and a blue version, running the defunct BeIA.
The really basic specs:
* 266Mhz K6-2 VIA Processor
* 32 MB SyncDRAM
* 16 MB Sandisk for Storage
* Trident Microsystems Cyberblade i7 graphics system
* 10.1" HPA flat panel color display (Max. 800x600 Res.)
* SigmaTel STAC9744 Sound Codec
* 56K V.90 Internal Modem (Winmodem)
* 4 USB Ports
* 2 RJ11 Ports
* Compact Flash Slot
* Single Mono Speaker
* Single Stereo Line Out
* Wireless Keyboard with Navigation Nub
The unit is easily hackable and can boot from a Compact Flash card, allowing you to install whatever works, Linux, BeOS 5 , QNX, DOS/Win3x/98.
The 4 USB ports are handy for using a real kb and mouse and a USB-ethernet adapter.
The screen latency is bad though, so playing fast games is definitely not the strong point of this little machine.