SC on GPD pocket/Netbook experiences?

Hi! I would like to become more mobile with SC and GLSL Viewer, preferably on Linux. Money IS an issue for me. So is environmental protection.
A used pocket computer around max 300 euros looks like the best option.
I found these:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/203971540173
https://www.ebay.de/itm/195204514084
Anyone got experience running SC on that or similar machines?

My patches use mainly physical modelling, so I wonder if the CPU is sufficient?

SCNVIM is my preferred method of interacting with SC, so your keyboard impressions are just as important to me.

I use Vivid (Haskell + Supernova) so I can’t comment on IDE and sclang performance, but my experience with the GPD Pocket has been awesome: tons of complex synths without breaking a sweat, minimal latency.

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How usable is the keyboard?
Thanks, Peter

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Thanks for your reply, much appreciated.
May I ask which specs your GPD pocket has? Is it like the one in the ebay listing?
Also, your post gives me another reasond to check out and play with haskel now :sweat_smile:

How usable is the keyboard?

Frustratingly, I sent an email about the keyboard quality yeterday but it seems to have been silently ignored…

(Admins: the email interface is definitely a second-class experience!)

Here’s the original text:

The keyboard is good although of course quite small - your hands might feel cramped, hard to say. It’s also got a few keys in unusual places (most annoyingly backtick and pipe characters). I quickly adjusted but again ymmv.

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Thanks for your reply, much appreciated.
May I ask which specs your GPD pocket has? Is it like the one in the ebay listing?

The ebay listing doesn’t seem to give more CPU info than “Intel Atom Quad-Core”, but the HD and RAM are the same, and the CPU is indeed Intel with 4 cores.

I’ve just checked on the GPD site: it appears the ebay listing is for the Pocket, and mine is the Pocket 2.

If that’s true, it does look like mine would be faster than the one listed on ebay:

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-m3-8100Y-vs-Intel-Atom-x7-Z8750/3367vs2968

I’d still guess you’d get a lot of performance out of it, though: I just ran a very complex piece and it stayed below 40% CPU at all times.

Also, your post gives me another reasond to check out and play with haskel now :sweat_smile:

:metal: it’s definitely nice to be able to use libraries and tools for a general-purpose programming language (for example, want to write a sound-generating web server? Easy. Use a parser for a complex data format? Easy.), and having a fast compiled language (with good debugging/profiling tools) is also great!

Another Haskell->SC language worth checking out is TidalCycles: https://tidalcycles.org

(Full disclosure: I’m the primary author of Vivid)

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Great Information. And cool comparison Link.
I will use that for further search. Got bills coming in, so postponing the purchase again, but your information about running patches on it was really helpful.