Ive been a fan even though I am from the philippines. for me, release the x8 for you to gain capital until the release x16. i am a fan of DIY like RasperryPi. But may if I might suggest, if possible, 1. Just have the board less to have you solder things. Btw, i am okay as well not to have a case. 2. Use regular keyboard. Have a programmable code to swap or change mapping of the keys or have like an adapter or something. Thanks!