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(Some Guy)   New ultra-compact PC is smaller than a DVD case, runs Linux, comes with lots of ports and connectivity, and your choice of a "standard" case or a ribbed-for-her-pleasure "pro" case   (blog.linuxmint.com) divider line 11
    More: Interesting, dual core, Radeon HD, Serial ATA, Linux Mint, DVD, heat dissipation, DVD case, linux  
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2012-11-27 09:15:45 AM  
3 votes:
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Raspberry Pi laughs at these shenanigans.
2012-11-27 07:40:26 AM  
2 votes:
Pretty danged expensive for what it is......................

Would buy one at $99
2012-11-27 07:36:18 AM  
2 votes:
Whilst interesting and it looks pretty good, there are a lot of ARM based systems either out already or hitting mass production soon that are equally... if not more tempting in terms of price.

For all the issues around it's weirdy beardy USB system (which a lot of people will never encounter) the Raspberry Pi costs £30ish; I've one sat here running XBMC and doing 720p (the Pi can do 1080p but my TV can't) h264 playback happily.

So why would I drop 500 notes on this thing instead of 400 on a Dell laptop that'd have a screen or 30 odd on a Pi if I wanted a frontend to play media?
2012-11-27 08:30:01 AM  
1 votes:

pkellmey: New? Car-puter enthusiasts have had equivalents for a pretty long time. Here are some good links for anyone interested: fit-pc,


Yeah, uh, the article is about FitPC. They got themselves a new model out.
2012-11-27 08:22:34 AM  
1 votes:
New? Car-puter enthusiasts have had equivalents for a pretty long time. Here are some good links for anyone interested: fit-pc, or AVAdirect, or MP3Car
2012-11-27 08:08:09 AM  
1 votes:
$500?

i.imgur.com
2012-11-27 08:08:07 AM  
1 votes:
2.5GHz Mac mini
2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
4GB memory
500GB hard drive
Intel HD Graphics 4000
OS X Mountain Lion
$599.00

mintBox Pro

250GB HDD
APU G-T56N (1.65 GHz dual core + Radeon HD 6320 - 18W)
8GB RAM
Ribbed metal case
$549.00 + shipping, duty & VAT

And you can also run Windows or any flavor of Linux on the Mac Mini.

Both are overpriced.
2012-11-27 07:44:22 AM  
1 votes:
The size is impressive, but the price puts it over the line. A local PC shop sells an everything-but-the-OS box the size a mini-desktop with a dual core 64bit Atom processor for $200. I added an Intel nic and made a router out of it.
2012-11-27 07:40:09 AM  
1 votes:
Why?
2012-11-27 07:31:46 AM  
1 votes:
Sounds cool. I'm sure lots of Linux enthusiasts will buy them for their girlfriends...
2012-11-27 07:25:47 AM  
1 votes:
Kind of like Africans.

i.imgur.com
 
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