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 Post subject: Best barebone system ever, Intel Compute
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:56 am 
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Intel Compute Stick.

However, I can't find the exact specifications.
From visual inspection alone how would you connect keyboard, mouse, headphones, external hDD like WD Elements to do all the non-gaming activity like MS Office, browsing, watching movies and youtube videos..


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 Post subject: Re: Best barebone system ever, Intel Compute
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:38 am 
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NUC suddenly looks massive. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Best barebone system ever, Intel Compute
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:26 pm 
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antiatavist wrote:
Intel Compute Stick.

However, I can't find the exact specifications.
From visual inspection alone how would you connect keyboard, mouse, headphones, external hDD like WD Elements to do all the non-gaming activity like MS Office, browsing, watching movies and youtube videos..
Assuming you can do all that with it, the USB ports on the side.


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 Post subject: Re: Best barebone system ever, Intel Compute
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:37 pm 
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antiatavist wrote:
From visual inspection alone how would you connect keyboard, mouse, headphones, external hDD like WD Elements to do all the non-gaming activity like MS Office, browsing, watching movies and youtube videos..

You'll need a USB hub anyway to power it, so you can use that to connect your peripherals.


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 Post subject: Re: Best barebone system ever, Intel Compute
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:14 pm 
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According to Ars:Quad-core Bay Trail Atom Z3735F, Bluetooth 4.0, and 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi. Two different flavors: a Windows 8.1 version with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage for $149, and a Linux version with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage for around $89.

Since it plugs into the friggin' TV, I wonder if Intel will get around to updating their driver to enable bitstreamed audio over HDMI in Windows.

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 Post subject: Re: Best barebone system ever, Intel Compute
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:24 am 
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This is really the way of the future, forget about specialized media PCs. Just plug in your 4TB WD Elements drive and there you go...

Plus there are really some outstanding games that don't require big power, like Puzzle Quest 2.


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