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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 30 May 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    That fan looks just like the things in the MBP. Even down to the mounting holes.

    If it is - They can get noisy, but 3k rpm keeps the MBP at a reletively acceptable (Read: Not burning your lap off) temperature for very little noise..
     
  3. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    i can see one of these in my mothers future coupled with a 20in wide tft
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i wonder if it would be difficult do add an usb optical drive to it.....
     
  5. Woodstock

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    cant think of any reason why it wouldnt (i bet they will ensure that works and that its easy to boot from usb as well)
     
  6. Xir

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    ...is it just me?

    2 x USB on the back...as you need a keyboard and a mouse...they're full.

    So every additional USB device (such as :duh: a DVD-Drive) means you keep the front flap opened all the time. :(
    ...Or is there a wireless keyboard and mouse with it? (That would make kindof sense) :confused:

    And why the removable harddisk, who in their targetaudience: non computersavy people, has ever taken out a drive?
     
  7. flabber

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    Xir, there are plenty of keyboards which have USB-ports in them, and you could also opt for a bluetooth-dongle, and go for a wireless keyboard and mouse. :)

    I tihnk that for medialovers and linuxlovers (both audiences are a wee bit more into expanding their own system), an expendable HD might be a handy feature :)
     
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    Anyone that uses one of these probably won't have that many usb peripherals anyway.
     
  9. chicorasia

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    It looks A LOT like a mac mini logic board.

    Interestingly enough, first gen mac minis only had 2 USB ports (which was quite annoying), later revisions featured 4 ports. But I digress...

    The usefulness of these low power, low profile desktop systems goes far beyond media center PCs - they can be used for everything from thin client workstations to cashier / register / bar code scanners to self standing electronic displays. Well, I bet you can even fit it into your car's dashboard (not unlike what has been done with mac minis....)
     
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