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So does anyone know the story behind these?

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=22197

I had a look and it looks pretty cool, does anyone own one / know of how well it performs?
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post #2 of 7
It's an HTPC with no upgrade capability.

It's quite a nice little device to be honest, you could get one, throw windows 7 or something on there and just connect it up, no faffing about with building, checking it's all compatible etc etc.

If you wanted a simple solution, that's it.

C
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I'm assuming it would have no problem with a linux disto? I think this would be an awesome way to get into some coding as a hobby or learn how to use some shell in some form of linux.
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I can't see why not, it would mainly be down to how you get it to boot to a USB key for the install. It might come with an OS already in some sort of flash memory
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I'm assuming it would have no problem with a linux disto? I think this would be an awesome way to get into some coding as a hobby or learn how to use some shell in some form of linux.
a raspberry pi is still alot cheaper, anandtech says the NUC is about 300$, which is still a lot.

i think these are geared more towards embedded systems or retail POS systems.
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Originally Posted by l0max View Post

a raspberry pi is still alot cheaper, anandtech says the NUC is about 300$, which is still a lot.
i think these are geared more towards embedded systems or retail POS systems.

Fair enough, still i'd rather the significant increase in power of the Intel box and the fact that it's in its own case and has dual HDMI output.
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ok offtopic, but bro your profile pic, lol dude so damn funny, just the way the sentence is structured, LOL!
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