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VIA QuadCore U4650 1.0+GHz (1.2GHz capable PMON, 18W TDP) + VIA VX11H MSP (with VIA Chrome 645/640 GPU DirectX 11, up to 700MHz engine clock, up to 1 GB DDR3 frame buffer, TDP 5.8W) = better performance and performance per watt how AMD Brazos 2.0 Platform.
What can I say,...it's "cute". [:)]
What can I say,...it's "cute".
Lol its cuter than the raspberry pi I got sitting on a shelf doing nothing and way more powerful also. To bad its about 8x the price as a raspberry pi.
I wanted a Raspberry Pi but I couldn't figure out what I would do with it. [:|] So I didn't get it.
I wanted a Raspberry Pi but I couldn't figure out what I would do with it. So I didn't get it.
That is actually a very valid question. I was really excited when I got it and then took awhile to figure it own and then after that was kinda like alright this is cool what what can I do with it. I've used both regular xbmc and raspbmc on it and it pretty much just is sitting on a shelf not doing anything. I mainly got it to see if I could configure it in a way to sell to customers looking for something to steam and watching movies and TV off of but could not exactly figure out the best way to do that. While it streams 1080p fine it has issues with bigger files over id say about 6-7gb. The free TV channels you can get on it barely have anything over 1080p which is fine since I can deal with 720p but it never quite looked right on the TV. Almost like it kept reverting to 4:3 instead of displaying in 16:9. I just don't know. I have more or less moved on from it but I still look around for other things or improvements I can use it with. Originally this was bought as an alternative to jail breaking Apple TV 2's for some customer that I have.
The idea of a tiny PC for so cheap is what called to me. If I had a use for it I would still get it,....but I have too many unused PCs sitting here as it is.
I understand. The goal originally was have a PC for storage to use like a NAS and use the Pi to stream but while it was cheap, it was about $40 for the pi and a case it just has its limitations. I read alot about overclocking it and getting better preformance out of it but you could run into heat issues and would need to rig something up and it just became a pain the butt for something I was hoping to spend some time on but not alot. Ended up just building a complete HTPC out of a full size tower and sharing it to steam to computers and just ran a long HDMI to the main TV in the house to simplify it.
At $25 it's almost worth the price to just play with and mess around.If you've ever looked at some of the projects others have accomplished with it, it's more than easy to get some inspiration.Some personal favorites of mine have been raspbmc, using it as an emulator or a dedicated minecraft computer (a possible idea I have for one of my younger siblings who loves minecraft)
I know there is alot of things it "can" be used for but I dont have any interest in those or time. I got a few other projects going on that for the foreseeable future is all I will have time for. Minecraft server might be something I do. Kinda inspiring me to revisit the subject when I get time.
Same here... If I had the time and energy to mess round with it I definitely would, and I could certainly enjoy using it. But, as of this moment I would never be able to find the time or energy to use it... I would rather just use my real PC XD