Let me get out some more information here.
I'm working hard to get it finished and getting there step by step.
I just want to react on some posts here and get back to work
-> The portable will also get the HDMI output. But beside that the screen itself is also already very good. NerdSEQ users can confirm that even though with the small screen you got a good overview and nothing is really too small. The fonts are actually bigger than the ones from your smartphone. (About the FPGA learning curve...this is not a DIY project but i don't have also a 10 person team like others probably have. I run everything all alone and got to think about what i use my limited time for very well. Learning a complete new way of doing stuff until it it can be used in a professional way is often not an option. However, i got HDMI and Composite.)
-> You can put a battery inside and if that is not enough you can still go the powerbank way.
-> View of 8 tracks at the same time. Don't forget that you have a very limited view if you see all 8 tracks (or lets say the patterns of 8 tracks). NerdSEQ has much more information in each pattern than only a musicnote. So it wouldn't really make sense. Not to mention that a 8 track view shows 8 monophonic tracks...the NerdSEQ has polyphonic tracks.
-> Sharing projects between NerdSEQ and NerdSEQ P : I am planning this. But i got to see how advanced possible it will be. SInce the Portable has more power, they is also more stuff included. Also just like with the NerdSEQ, depending on if a track is for modular or for example Midi, the functions of a track differ...for example a midi track has 4 notes with velocity while a modular track has 1 note, 1 mod, 1 trigger/gate etc...so loading these projects will most probably be a 'best effort' thing and you would need to add the bits you need. But it's also a feature i want to have myself, so i will probably find a good way.
-> The expander connection is not via a ribbon cable. The NerdSEQ P got a dedicated port for the exanders which connects through a 'network' cable (CAT5) to a adapter module in the rack.
Planned release is the end of summer, but we'll see if all will be ready until then. Goal price is 299 - 349 Euro (ex), but that also depends on the final production costs.
Some final words now, i also don't plan to be a competition to the Polyend one. I think the tracker is cool and they will for sure sell enough of those. But the concepts differ also in many points. As many of you know, i am busy with a standalone NerdSEQ / Nerdsynth since quite a while, but focussed mainly on the NerdSEQ eurorack 'ecosystem'. I have running prototypes for years already, but i just needed to get the final concept for it. And i was busy with that the last months to shape it. And mainly this is something i really want to have myself, so it is a lot of enthousiasm involved.
So yes i'm getting there slowly and if you know the NerdSEQ already a bit, then you know it will be worth to wait for.