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[–] Lobotomy 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

So, like, a regular computer, right?

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

My mother might be able to build one of these. No way in hell she could ever even change the hard drive in a normal PC.

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[–] Saufsoldat 4 points -1 points (+3|-4) ago 

Is she in a coma or something? If you have an HDD in your hand, it's easy to find the HDD in the PC. Then all you need to do is a loosen two to four screws and swap two cables from one HDD to another. What you're saying is that your mother thinks she couldn't swap a hard drive, not that she wouldn't be capable of doing so.

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[–] Womb_Raider 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I've been advocating for something like this for ages in both PCs and Cell phones. This is awesome.

Edit: Only runs Win 10 at launch, supposedly. Sucks.

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[–] massiveprivilege 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Theres no reason you cant uninstall it and install win7 right?

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[–] jakeinator21 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Unless they have a lego block to change the os, how are you supposed to change it??

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[–] GPBunny 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I like this idea. No more cables, easy to upgrade, and a clean look.

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[–] temu 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's a pretty interesting idea. However I'm not sure exactly who this is targeted at. I feel most people that want a desktop PC and know enough to be interested in this would also be able to assemble a normal PC without any issues. I believe that most non technical people that are purchasing a home computer now are also getting a laptop or tablet style computer.

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[–] massiveprivilege 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well i know how to remove and reconnect parts on my PC but whenever i have to its a pain in the ass. This looks super easy plus its so compact.

If the price is same as the regular hardware i would choose these

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[–] Firevine 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm kind of interested in it actually. I'd like a small little thing like this to use in the living room as a emulator/streaming media box.

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[–] TheBeesTrees 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I want one, but I'm not sure how I'd use it yet...

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

From the size it looks like a decent little media box maybe.

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[–] tame 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Every increase in generality comes with a corresponding decrease in efficiency. Forcing all the components into an even more restricted physical and thermal package is going to cost a lot of performance.

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[–] Firevine 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

There's another video that descibes the specs. Celeron (ew) or Pentium (Cores and speed not mentioned), 8GB ram, three USB 3.0, SD card slot, and HDMI. Not awful for the price, especially if you're getting a multi-core CPU. I doubt that they're going to be cranked up in speed due to cooling needs, but if the Rpi can stream 1080p, this little thing will be able to. I'm interested in it. Hell, it looks like it will fit nicely on a bookshelf, so I could use it as a light gaming box and for media. I'm down for hot swappable hard drives. I'll slap Plex on one and load it up with completely legitimately acquired movies and retro games.

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[–] fuckingkike 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

PC104 all over again.

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[–] CVravenRaven76 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Acer is the true MVP.