There are several examples here of what people have done with their t610.
In January 2018 I heard from Attila in Hungary who was running Windows on his t610 and using it in conjunction with a smart TV. He also came up with an ingenious solution in how to provide extra (silent) cooling. more...
In January 2019 I heard from John in Cheshire who had a multimedia setup. more...
In October 2019 I heard from Jeff Witty in Canada who had expanded his t610 Plus more...
In May 2020 I heard from Simon who had set up a 'Zoom' Video Conferencing system for 94-year old to use during the Covid-19 lockdown. more...
Jeff Witty works as a 'tech' in the IT industry and is also a self-confessed 'hardware nut' in his spare time. At work the standard issue IT kit for techs were cheap phone-sized 16GB Win 7 tablets which he personally found to be slow and restrictive. (They've recently been upgraded to 10" tablets which are still not ideal in his view). Early on he came across a t610 plus that had been robbed of its Flash and RAM and retired to a dark corner of a storeroom. This was the start of his upgrade path...
I had a 7 inch touchscreen I had planned on using to make a handheld retro system (but i got a pi zero-w to mess with instead), some 2GB DDR3 SODIMMs, and an old 60GB SATA 5400rpm disk drive. So I started using it. I had to plug it in, but there were sockets everywhere. It was a lot faster than the tablets and I started adding to it.
Over time the t610 Plus has metamorphosed into:
The GPU is 100% bottlenecked by the APU but it seemed the best pick over a GTX 1650. (This might have bottlenecked the cpu, the T56N is impressive).
- I play Path of exile & Skyrim @ 60fps
- It runs Cataclysm Dark Days & Dwarf Fortress Ahead perfectly
- I use ICE to edit WIM's easily and quickly
- I create embedded OS and PE images regularly
- I have had no driver or update issues
Although windows 10 works well, and so does windows update, I had to get some drivers manually as the standard install didn't like the default wifi/lan/video and some chipset(?) stuff.
You will find the Windows 10 installation notes under the Windows Tab.
Any comments? email me. Added October 2019