Back in 2016 the media were telling us that within a year we would all be using USB-C.
3 years later and we are still seeing devices with USB 2.0.
So my fantasy device would use USB-C exclusively.
One of the reasons why we do still see USB 2.0 is that there is still a great desire to produce the most power efficient devices, which is great but realistically be do have to start to up the anti to get more versatility and be up to date technologically wise but even raising power usage 4 or 5x many current boxes would still result in energy efficiency and low cost.
Right now the benchmark for SBC SOC’s has to be the Tegra in the Shield, so next gen devices do at least have to match that for performance, which I’m sure that many gamers would relish.
I don’t mind active cooling when used by silent fans, which are available.
All future devices should have the ‘case’ integral and not optional as realistically we are more likely to buy one.
I would be happy to pay a couple of hundred pounds if what is included dos take advantage of more up to date technology that would not be considered out of date in no time.
Although I do hope that nobody attempts to take advantage of con technology such as 8k just to sell a device.
But perhaps the greatest advance would be to have a manufacturer that actively wants to support all aspects of the market, providing all the drivers, blobs etc that any OS can take advantage of.
The manufacturer that does this will reign supreme and provide a win/win scenario for all.