I think it would be worth the extra money since it woudl expand the targeted market for such a box. Depends on how much more it increases the cost
if that was the case, i’d need to be sold as multimedia box instead; and working on gui may be harder.
i haven’t researched market at all for that, but it’d definitely be around $150 then to be successful.
You would just sell it as a bare bone system, if you sell it as a pfsense box you gotta put the ram in, storage, etc.
yea, thats the idea.
I dont think the people who want this box for pfsense, would care about that extra work and would rather it cost less and need a bit of time to put together.
well i had custom boards i got from alibaba a year or 2 years ago on ebay. I built 30 boxes, they all sold for $80.
lot of people want them, but have no knowledge how-to.
Not saying you cant do it, but L1T has enough on their plate already so adding more support then hardware would add a lot of manpower time. You can still offer upsales for adding ram storage and basic PFsense install.
i’m just talking about making business myself; not likely i’d want to share revenue with L1T unless they want to market it.
Ahh i was thinking you were talking L1T since wendell did say he could add them to the store etc in the video
but just fyi, there’s empty market space in pfboxes - out of the box -.
yeah the ones pfsense sell are kinda pricey for what you get (but again support etc cost $$$)
worst part is getting board with 2x1gig or 2x10gig eth ports; shits hard to find.
Been waiting for some sweet aquantia based products to drop for a 10gbe switch
just a thought went through my head for multimedia box i could offer squid caching too.
I was so excited for this because it is just what i have been looking for. Then Wendell said not for consumer, now that excitement is dead. Looks like i will have to continue with projects already started.
We just need to get 100 people together to buy one of these things direct from Spahire, I believe.
I think that was why mutation wanted wendell to buy a whole bunch of these. That is, if there was interest.
At $350 to $450 each I’m not sure how many people would actually jump for one.
considering dual 10gbe intel cards are like $100 on ebay, its a rough sell if you have a box with pcie expansion, if you have nothing then its a sweet deal
Did anyone look into the UDOO Bolt on Kickstarter? 2 different boards with hi & low spec CPUs & GPUs.
Looks to be similar outline spec, slightly less capable Vega capability, but ready for single unit buy and a few extra bits like an Arduino bolted on the side too.