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News Asus announces Haswell-based Chromeboxes

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 5 Feb 2014.

  1. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Well if Asus cannot get around this then it would be off the table :)

    Nah if I had to do something that wasn't meant to be done to enable me to do it then I would but still it certaintly adds a potential issue to it for those who won't risk it, and want to change from the Google OS to something allot better.
     
  2. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    ChrUbuntu for example. Or developer mode as others said.
     
  3. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Local storage is overrated until you find yourself somewhere where there's no internet connectivity... or your mobile data allowance is used up. Then it becomes really rather useful :D
     
  4. Fruitloaf

    Fruitloaf Tinkerer

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    It depends on what you're doing. Nowadays I find that so much of my work depends on an internet connection that if I know I won't have one I have to set things up especially for that scenario.

    I've come to depend so much on online documentation that I rarely have offline copies anymore so to me at least local storage really isn't that big a factor. Where it is is in gaming but outside of that the local disk drive size I need has shrunk markedly over recent years.
     
  5. Gundam God

    Gundam God New Member

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    Sounds good and would be nice to replace my ageing WDTV Live but does this have spdif? Kinda pointless if it doesn't.
     
  6. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Pointless ? You got HDMI, what more do you need ? In case you would really need SPDIF for some strange reason, there are boxes which can extract it for you from HDMI.
     
  7. Gundam God

    Gundam God New Member

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    HDMI to telly and spdif to BD allinone for surround, not my choice I argued for amp and speakers but to no avail.
     
  8. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    HDMI ARC ? HDMI to SPDIF spliiter boxes ? You got choices, no need to limit yourself to "spdif only" boxes.
     
  9. Guest-16

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    I will ask about dev mode when I get back to work :)
     
  10. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'd be interested to hear the result; if the Asus Chromebox *doesn't* have access to developer mode, it would make it unique in the Chrome OS world - and I don't mean that in a good way.
     
  11. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    - MPC-HC
    - MadVR
    - ReClock
    The triumvirate of video playback quality. You won't match it, let alone bet it, without investing quite a bit in dedicated video filtering and scaling hardware. Certainly not on an embedded ARM platform that relies on integrated hardware decoding and scaling to handle video.
     
  12. koola

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    So this is just a Chromebox NUC right?, albeit heavily discounted.
     

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