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by dougz
Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen Mini-PC
Replies: 20
Views: 9086

AOpen Bare Bones $269

EDIT: AOpen Mini PC Barebones Sighted: http://www.shentech.com/1071565sn.html Found a la Froogle. Of course, it is a barebones system. From the same company - -- Celeron M 360 (1.4 GHz.) - $96 -- 512 MB laptop memory - $52 -- 40 GB laptop drive - $82 -- OS - Linux (free), Win XP Home $100 (dependin...
by dougz
Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen Mini-PC
Replies: 20
Views: 9086

AOpen pricing insight

Right now a $999 list price iBook sells in volume for something closer to $699 and earns a small but positive margin for Apple. The PowerPC G4 in that machine has a typical volume price of around $72, or about 10% of the selling price for the machine. In comparison people like Asus, Quanta and Hon ...
by dougz
Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:18 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen Mini-PC
Replies: 20
Views: 9086

Evesham wins AOpen MiniPC UK exclusive

In case anyone still cares, it looks like the UK pricing of the AOpen will pretty much kill it. The Pentium goes for 699GBP and the Celeron goes for 499GBP. The Mac Mini is much cheaper.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/12/01 ... inipc_win/
by dougz
Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:16 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen Mini-PC
Replies: 20
Views: 9086

Rumor: "Reborn Mac mini set to take over the living roo

Apple's Mac mini will be reborn as the digital hub centerpiece it was originally conceived to be, Think Secret sources have disclosed. The new Mac mini project, code-named Kaleidoscope, will feature an Intel processor and include both Front Row 2.0 and TiVo-like DVR functionality. http://www.thinks...
by dougz
Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen Mini-PC
Replies: 20
Views: 9086

Beblu - AOpen pricing - Mac Mini noise - Conclusions

Beblu styling is very attractive but very expensive. I also do not want multiple cases or anything with 40 mm fans. Further, Mini-ITX VIA CPUs and their S3 graphics are quite unimpressive, especially for Linux users. If I go with Pentium M, I definitely do not want to go with Mini-ITX & Intel 915 gr...
by dougz
Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:00 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen Mini-PC
Replies: 20
Views: 9086

Brief blurb on Mini PC in "PC World"

http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,123646,00.asp# Powered by a quiet 1.73-GHz Pentium M 740 processor, my $700 test system came with 512MB of DDR2 RAM, a 40GB hard drive, and a slot-fed SuperMulti DVD burner. Because this was a preproduction unit, we did not run it through our WorldBench ...
by dougz
Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:13 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen Mini-PC
Replies: 20
Views: 9086

1. How difficult would it be to replace that blower fan with something quieter? 2. Given that the graphics performance is completely hamstrung (eg. no 720p playback), is the price of Aopen mini going to reflect that? As to your second point, I'm not sure I understand. The price comparison chart sho...
by dougz
Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen Mini-PC
Replies: 20
Views: 9086

Let's hope Apple updates the Mini with Yonah

One has to admire how the Mac Mini designers managed to achieve the combination of quiet, cheap, and powerful. As any reader of this site knows, that is remarkably difficult to do. I've been watching/waiting since the May '05 Pandora announcement, hoping that the product version would be comparable ...
by dougz
Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen Mini-PC
Replies: 20
Views: 9086

AOpen Mini-PC

Very detailed review of the product can be found at http://www.sfftech.com/showdocs.cfm?aid=714 Note: Review goes on for many pages. Navigate to the second page and click the "Print Article" link. View, print and/or save the complete article. As an admirer of the Mac Mini and the Intel Pentium M pro...