My Toshiba Miniclick failed so I started to look for a replacement, there was still no alternative to some Chinese versions, cheap or otherwise. The minimum specs I was looking for are ~1Kg weight, CPU (quad), 8Gb RAM, 64GB SSD, removable keyboard. The closest I found, and ordered is similar to the Miniclick, but with a 10" screen rather than 8.9". But this wasn't available for 6 weeks so the search continued.
The Raspberry Pi
The latest version is the Pk4B, with 2,4 or 8Gb of RAM. The full specs are here . . . and whoopie! it's made in the UK.
- A power supply; It requires a 5v input with 3A available, to power add-ons via USBs and the GPIO pins etc. I bought the recommended 230v to 5v adapter, made in Cambodia
- An SSD to hold all programme, (Operating system, applications and data): Here I
- bought a 64Gb SSD pre-installed with RaspPi OS
Keyboard and mouse (Both from CPC Farnel) The mouse is sadly from China but the keyboard from Solvakia
- An inline switch for the power supply as the motherboard is live and boots the OS once power is supplied via the UBSC
- A case to protect it from carelessness and dust.
- A heat sink and fan to cool the main chip