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2012-11-27 04:57:12 PM
Flat-chested?
 
2012-11-27 05:24:20 PM

kaylward: Flat-chested?


Looks like it: "There's a choice of an Intel Celeron 887 dual core (1.5 GHz) or a 2nd gen Intel Core i3-2365M (1.4 GHz)"
 
2012-11-27 05:26:08 PM
funny. I dont feel the need to bang the shiat out of that desktop.

img856.imageshack.us


my sweet lord...
 
2012-11-27 05:29:06 PM
Full functioned? Running Windows?

/pull the other one
 
2012-11-27 06:25:23 PM
Inexplicably lust-inducing despite being built like an ironing board stood on end?

www.diet-weight-lose.com

I'll have 2 please.

/I have wifi routers that are larger than this.
 
2012-11-27 06:33:09 PM
Why wouldn't you just get a laptop at that point? What benefit does the being a "desktop" serve?
 
2012-11-27 06:33:41 PM
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-11-27 06:45:39 PM
Take a netbook and rip the screen off... tada.
 
2012-11-27 06:46:50 PM
This isn't exactly anything special..
 
2012-11-27 06:47:11 PM

EvilEgg: Why wouldn't you just get a laptop at that point? What benefit does the being a "desktop" serve?


I dunno, maybe not being tied to a laptop screen, or a crappy built-in keyboard?
 
2012-11-27 06:48:00 PM
 
2012-11-27 06:48:15 PM
has no boobs and can act?
 
2012-11-27 06:48:26 PM

EvilEgg: Why wouldn't you just get a laptop at that point? What benefit does the being a "desktop" serve?


It's not even a desktop, it's an HTPC, so more set-top box than anything. But the answer to your question is that stripping off the battery and monitor should shave the price down a fair amount.
 
2012-11-27 06:53:49 PM
More like the Peter Dinklage of laptops.
 
2012-11-27 06:58:29 PM

Thelyphthoric: EvilEgg: Why wouldn't you just get a laptop at that point? What benefit does the being a "desktop" serve?

I dunno, maybe not being tied to a laptop screen, or a crappy built-in keyboard?


This. One day they'll make laptops with external monitor ports and keyboard/mouse ports (or bluetooth).
Until that day comes, I'll stick with my tiny desktop, TYVM.
 
2012-11-27 07:01:01 PM
Users can also choose to ditch the HDD storage in favor of SSD, although Lenovo has reduced this from the 128 GB available with the Q180 to just 24 GB with the Q190, as demand for the former configuration is reported to have been quite low.

Yah, that's because no one would use a celeron as their desktop, these are HTPCs dressed up as half-assed netbooks and all the real storage is sitting on a NAS/SAN across the network on the other side of your mom's basement. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
 
2012-11-27 07:03:24 PM
Keira Knightley : Natalie Portman :: Tab : Coke Zero

Discuss.
 
2012-11-27 07:05:29 PM

BumpInTheNight: Users can also choose to ditch the HDD storage in favor of SSD, although Lenovo has reduced this from the 128 GB available with the Q180 to just 24 GB with the Q190, as demand for the former configuration is reported to have been quite low.

Yah, that's because no one would use a celeron as their desktop, these are HTPCs dressed up as half-assed netbooks and all the real storage is sitting on a NAS/SAN across the network on the other side of your mom's basement. Not that there's anything wrong with that.


Even calling them a HTPC is stretching it.

The most likely place you'll see these is mounted to the back of a LCD monitor at banks, supermarkets, check cashing places, etc etc.. Most of these places have similar computers already.
 
2012-11-27 07:10:25 PM
Dear Lenovo: There's a reason I buy Desktop PCs (or build them) over laptops.

It has something to do with form factor.

Hint: Its not a desktop anymore.
 
2012-11-27 07:12:30 PM

styckx: BumpInTheNight: Users can also choose to ditch the HDD storage in favor of SSD, although Lenovo has reduced this from the 128 GB available with the Q180 to just 24 GB with the Q190, as demand for the former configuration is reported to have been quite low.

Yah, that's because no one would use a celeron as their desktop, these are HTPCs dressed up as half-assed netbooks and all the real storage is sitting on a NAS/SAN across the network on the other side of your mom's basement. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Even calling them a HTPC is stretching it.

The most likely place you'll see these is mounted to the back of a LCD monitor at banks, supermarkets, check cashing places, etc etc.. Most of these places have similar computers already.


Aye, the I3 edition has a shot at being considered that but a celeron with god knows what GPU combo is going to suck at the 1080p playback.
 
2012-11-27 07:15:50 PM

Cpl.D: lol wat


even lollier and wattier.

/ just bought one
// have no idea what I'll do with it
/// most likely a media server or slashie generator
 
2012-11-27 07:18:12 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro:
// have no idea what I'll do with it
/// most likely a media server or slashie generator


You could fry eggs on the casing if you choose not to air-dust it every week. So there's that.

The capacitors could double as Chinese firecrackers at your next 4th of July bash- assuming it isn't cooked before then.
 
2012-11-27 07:18:54 PM
More like Little Lupe
 
2012-11-27 07:25:39 PM
Pretty face and nice smile are more important than big boobs. Also I've read and experience supports that small breasts are more sensitive.

I'd love to give a breast-only orgasm someday.
 
2012-11-27 07:26:19 PM
I don't know why I should spend $335 on a base model that runs a Celeron when in December, Intel is going to be selling the NUC starting at $300 with a base model running a Core i3.

images.anandtech.com 
images.anandtech.com
 
2012-11-27 07:32:24 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Cpl.D: lol wat

even lollier and wattier.

/ just bought one
// have no idea what I'll do with it
/// most likely a media server or slashie generator


I've been wondering about those and about the little android flash drive sized ones with the HDMI output.

Wondering= thinking they are pretty cool and having no idea what I would do with one. Maybe play angry birds on the big TV or uh.... Can't think of anything it would do that I can't with the computers that I already have around. They do seem cool though.
 
2012-11-27 07:33:47 PM

Chevello: I've been wondering about those and about the little android flash drive sized ones with the HDMI output.

Wondering= thinking they are pretty cool and having no idea what I would do with one. Maybe play angry birds on the big TV or uh.... Can't think of anything it would do that I can't with the computers that I already have around. They do seem cool though.


You're probably thinking of something like this.
 
2012-11-27 07:38:17 PM

SkunkWerks: Mitch Taylor's Bro:
// have no idea what I'll do with it
/// most likely a media server or slashie generator

You could fry eggs on the casing if you choose not to air-dust it every week. So there's that.

The capacitors could double as Chinese firecrackers at your next 4th of July bash- assuming it isn't cooked before then.


What casing? Do you have experience with Raspberry Pis?
 
2012-11-27 07:41:14 PM

Chevello: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Cpl.D: lol wat

even lollier and wattier.

/ just bought one
// have no idea what I'll do with it
/// most likely a media server or slashie generator

I've been wondering about those and about the little android flash drive sized ones with the HDMI output.

Wondering= thinking they are pretty cool and having no idea what I would do with one. Maybe play angry birds on the big TV or uh.... Can't think of anything it would do that I can't with the computers that I already have around. They do seem cool though.


I heard about them a while ago and thought they sounded neat. Then I read an article in Wired about what people have done with them, so I thought I'd check it out.
 
2012-11-27 07:49:47 PM
A computer with a collagen-puffed upper lip? Really?
 
2012-11-27 07:52:30 PM
I think I'll stick with my Shuttle. At least it supports AMD chips.
 
2012-11-27 07:52:32 PM

WhippingBoy: Thelyphthoric: EvilEgg: Why wouldn't you just get a laptop at that point? What benefit does the being a "desktop" serve?

I dunno, maybe not being tied to a laptop screen, or a crappy built-in keyboard?

This. One day they'll make laptops with external monitor ports and keyboard/mouse ports (or bluetooth).
Until that day comes, I'll stick with my tiny desktop, TYVM.


gallery.zzq.org
 
2012-11-27 07:54:15 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: I heard about them a while ago and thought they sounded neat. Then I read an article in Wired about what people have done with them, so I thought I'd check it out.


I think I read about them while researching repraps, and wondered if I could figure out how to use one to control a reprap.

RexTalionis: You're probably thinking of something like this.


Yeah, there are a few like that. Neat stuff. I love living in the 21st century.
 
2012-11-27 08:29:22 PM

WhippingBoy: This. One day they'll make laptops with external monitor ports and keyboard/mouse ports (or bluetooth).
Until that day comes, I'll stick with my tiny desktop, TYVM.


Yeah, I'm having difficulty seeing the point in this. I understand having a full-on desktop (easier upgrades, graphics, repairs), but what need does this little thing serve?

/that's what she said
 
2012-11-27 08:41:47 PM

BumpInTheNight:
Aye, the I3 edition has a shot at being considered that but a celeron with god knows what GPU combo is going to suck at the 1080p playback.


That Celeron will playback 1080p just fine. As far as video playback and accelerated decoding it has the same abilities as that i3. There is very little difference between the GPUs of the two chips.

Even if there was some massive GPU difference, that Celreon is still a Sandy Bridge chip at it's core. It could grunt through 1080p in pure software if it had to. These aren't your P4 based Celerons.
 
2012-11-27 09:14:09 PM

Chevello: Mitch Taylor's Bro: I heard about them a while ago and thought they sounded neat. Then I read an article in Wired about what people have done with them, so I thought I'd check it out.

I think I read about them while researching repraps, and wondered if I could figure out how to use one to control a reprap.


Had to look up "reprap." Looks pretty cool, like an even lower-budget version of MakerBot :-) I know nothing about Linux, but Raspberry Pi runs on Debian and uses Python. There appears to be a version of Printrun for Debian, so chances are good. Not sure about the other libraries it requires: PySerial, wxPython and Tkinter.
 
2012-11-27 09:20:43 PM

Thelyphthoric: EvilEgg: Why wouldn't you just get a laptop at that point? What benefit does the being a "desktop" serve?

I dunno, maybe not being tied to a laptop screen, or a crappy built-in keyboard?


Then plug in a monitor and a keyboard.

You can get a cheap laptop for the same price and run it as a desktop with the mobility when you need it.
 
2012-11-27 09:34:30 PM
Hmm... Next carputer project.
 
2012-11-27 10:26:32 PM
Not quite small enough. I saw a PC (not sure who made it) that would fit in a standard VESA mount. Basically, it could be used to turn any monitor into an all-in-one (a la iMac). That seemed like a very cool product.
 
2012-11-27 10:46:02 PM
Toshiba says hi!
cdn.ubergizmo.com

Prior Art

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-27 11:36:15 PM

SkunkWerks: Dear Lenovo: There's a reason I buy Desktop PCs (or build them) over laptops.

It has something to do with form factor.

Hint: Its not a desktop anymore.


Amen. You ever opened up a laptop before? It's like a frelling jack-in-the-box.
 
2012-11-27 11:43:26 PM
there are still annoying cords everywhere to deal with. so wat. id still prefer a lappy. or tablet.
 
2012-11-27 11:55:03 PM
I've got the 2010 version of this. The q150 with an Atom 1.6 CPU. It's not bad, and can stream 1080p over GB Ethernet from local NAS.

It's currently snugly sandwiched between my 50" and the wall mount with plenty of air flow. HDMI out has sound channels active to 5.1 surround, so movies are pretty good.

Probably going to re-up NetFlix soon, since I have a Wii now for kids. Will have to see how that looks on it.

If I need another one (car-puter?) I'd buy this easy. Definitely upgrade to SSD though.
 
2012-11-28 12:00:28 AM
With netbooks and ultrabooks these days, it's hard to be impressed by this sort of thing.
 
2012-11-28 12:21:14 AM

wildcardjack: Toshiba says hi!
cdn.ubergizmo.com



So,we've come full circle... The 64 GB version of the Tiimex Sinclair ZX81 with membrane keyboard and 4K HD graphics port can't be too far off...
 
2012-11-28 12:40:21 AM

Parthenogenetic: Keira Knightley : Natalie Portman :: Tab : Coke Zero

Discuss.


I'd pound all four of those items, in a specific order.
 
2012-11-28 01:05:04 AM
Raspberry Pi ... $25 ~ $35, credit card size.
 
2012-11-28 01:53:58 AM
This is the second micro-PC thread I have seen today.

So my question is:

Can these things play games? What would one need to do that? In other words how could I tell if it's capable?

(Someone was telling me the integrated graphics they have on modern PC's is orders of magnitude better than even just a few years ago... not sure if that's true...)
 
2012-11-28 07:09:28 AM

Zombalupagus: Can these things play games? What would one need to do that? In other words how could I tell if it's capable


Yes... kinda. If we're talking about things like the Pi then you're limited by the archetecture (it's ARM not x86) but will run Quake 3 happily at 1080p as well as Minecraft apparently although how well it runs that I've no freaking idea.

These doohockies in the article appear to be x86 based, so they'll run Windows. However you're still going to be dealing with a Celeron or Core i3... not that powerful by todays standards. They might at best have a laptop's GPU (500m, etc.) or more likely be using the Intel IGP which whilst they've improved in leaps and bounds is still an IGP.

So you can game on them but don't expect blistering performance. You'd be better served dropping that money on a mobo+cpu bundle and whatever gpu you can afford with the left over IMHO.


divx88: Raspberry Pi ... $25 ~ $35, credit card size.


Nope. Packet of superkings. Still tiny but not exactly CC tiny.
 
2012-11-28 10:54:08 AM

Zombalupagus: (Someone was telling me the integrated graphics they have on modern PC's is orders of magnitude better than even just a few years ago... not sure if that's true...)


That is probably true. But modern graphics cards are far above what they were a few years ago and games require far more than they did a few years ago.

Integrated graphics cards have always been passable so long as you don't want to play new games.
 
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