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

That's really exciting! I mean it's not powerful by any means, but being able to carry a flash drive sized computer around with you and hook it into any television is pretty awesome.

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[–] rahr12341 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

dude if this run any games what so ever it would be great for killing time at work.

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

It'll be interesting to see if this gains traction. Previous ideas like the Android sticks haven't done much to this point, but that could be execution and no notoriety. Google and Intel are the right names to make this work hopefully.

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

Oh for sure, but for a guy like me with a Beaglebone, Pi and countless Arduinos. It's just another log in the heap ;)

Which is a great thing! I love this proliferation of low cost computing. I just wish it could of happened ten years sooner when the fires of creatively were burning brighter for myself at least. Now it's to the point where I'm getting overwhelmed not just by the software choices I can make but the hardware choices as well. What great times to live...

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[–] Grappy2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's the same specs as some budget laptops that have been releasing in the past few years... For a lot less money (partly because less parts I guess).

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

I would totally prefer this to any smart features on a tv lg's webos is slow and sluggish and samsungs os is hard to do anything but a full pc on a stick u can stream movies from server Netflix YouTube full Hulu plus support and Amazon prime.

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

There have been ARM based stick computers that do that for years; the MK808 for instance, it runs Android OS, I use mine daily for streaming video. The big news about this Intel device is that it's an x86 architecture so you can run Windows on it if you prefer.

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

How many back doors do you get with this model? I would hope no less than 2, one for NSA and the other for GHCQ.

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

Wow, 2GB of RAM and a quad-core processor. That's actually pretty good for being the size of a flash drive. I might have to get myself one of these.

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

yeah, that's crazy to me. My main PC has only 2GB of RAM and I find it very useable, but it's crazy how something so small can have it too.

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

Do you game at all on yours, or do you mainly use it to just browse the net?

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

That's amazing...

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

So I read this and thought "32Gb? Won't Windows eat up most of that leaving you with no free space?".

Did some googling to answer my own question -
http://blogs.windows.com/itpro/2014/04/10/what-is-windows-image-boot-wimboot/

Executive summary is that they keep (some of?) the windows files in compressed form, which takes up a lot less space. On the downside it's a bit slower because it needs to uncompress these files whenever they're needed.

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

Well, you probably won't be doing a whole lot of video editing, but it is a functional computer.

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

With only 2GB of RAM, I think I'd have to opt for the Linux version. I just can't see windows running smoothly enough for this thing, but I'm ready to be proven wrong.

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

Pretty sure there are plenty of tablets running windows with that much RAM. You won't be able to open a bajillion tabs in chrome, but it'll function fine for a $150 machine.

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

I have no practical need for this, but I want it. I will have it, and my wife will wonder why.

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