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Mini PCs
« on: March 08, 2013, 01:47:13 pm »

I've been interested in these for some time.
I want a PC running 24/7 at my solar place for automation but a full sized unit is out of the question.
Enter the min or micro mini PC
These little units use so little power it almost isn't worth mentioning.
Most of the older mini units would only run Linux and didn't have much horse power for Windows.
 
Compulabs  has changed that!
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Re: Mini PCs
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 02:08:38 pm »

Check out the Youtube video
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Re: Mini PCs
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 06:38:08 pm »

These are very cool and for a very reasonable price as well.  This very well might be my client PC's in the near future.

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Re: Mini PCs
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 07:00:05 pm »

Compulabs isn't the only producer of these mini PCs either.
Aleutia makes some too.
check out the video from 2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDyM6SKLt24&feature=endscreen&NR=1
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Re: Mini PCs
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2016, 10:41:27 am »

The price on these continue to come down and with Windows hinting at a free version of 10 for Arduino, things are getting interesting.
I started to look at installing windows on my Android TV stick then figured I'd see if anyone else had done something similar.
I found sticks with both Windows 10 and Andriod 4.4 OS for under $100 US
http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_147604.html
These run on 5 volts at 2 amps. Can these get any smaller or energy efficient?
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Re: Mini PCs
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2016, 02:34:11 pm »

Interesting, but no RJ45?? WiFi is convenient but there's nothing like hardwired IMO.
http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_180548.html
I would love to put XP on one of these.
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Re: Mini PCs
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2016, 04:48:29 am »

Why XP ?
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2016, 05:07:43 am »

Of all my systems over the years it seems XP was the most aggravation free. Just a perception on my end.
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Re: Mini PCs
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2016, 06:59:13 am »

Ah, Win 7 32bit was my favorite.
Seems like Microsoft  screwed things up with the 64 bit OS versions.
Windows 10 32 bit is growing on me however the 64 bit version is another story.
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