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off the shelf netbox
« on: June 22, 2009, 01:52:12 pm »
Im not very good at hardware, been on a laptop say the last.....wow...8 years so my hardware skills are totally gone.



is there a good off the shelf netbox to buy as a media director?

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Re: off the shelf netbox
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 04:26:26 pm »
The Asus Eee Box B202 for 0710, or the Acer Aspire Revo for 0810 (or likely most other nVidia ION based net tops that are coming out)

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Re: off the shelf netbox
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 11:54:44 pm »
Thanks for that. Would you recommend something like this or better to build you own system. Im so far out dated with hardward and I kinda like the idea of the small package.

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Re: off the shelf netbox
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 12:15:41 am »
to be honest these devices are starting to make it uneconomic to build unless you have very specific requirements. by all means build your core, but not the MDs

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Re: off the shelf netbox
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2009, 12:29:58 am »
to be honest these devices are starting to make it uneconomic to build unless you have very specific requirements. by all means build your core, but not the MDs

We agree with that. We build our own MD's when we need special features or need additional hardware options that are not always available in a pre-built units. But for many situations a pre-built unit is overall hard to beat.

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Re: off the shelf netbox
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009, 06:09:46 pm »
The Asus Eee Box B202 for 0710, or the Acer Aspire Revo for 0810 (or likely most other nVidia ION based net tops that are coming out)

Does that mean the Asus Eee Box B202 wont work with 0810?


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Re: off the shelf netbox
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2009, 11:59:58 pm »
The Asus Eee Box B202 for 0710, or the Acer Aspire Revo for 0810 (or likely most other nVidia ION based net tops that are coming out)

Does that mean the Asus Eee Box B202 wont work with 0810?



No, just that the Revo doesn't work out of the box with 0710, so if you are using that version the Asus is an easier choice. If you are using the later version then either are fine.

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Re: off the shelf netbox
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2009, 12:18:37 am »
The Asus Eee Box B202 for 0710, or the Acer Aspire Revo for 0810 (or likely most other nVidia ION based net tops that are coming out)

Does that mean the Asus Eee Box B202 wont work with 0810?



No, just that the Revo doesn't work out of the box with 0710, so if you are using that version the Asus is an easier choice. If you are using the later version then either are fine.

Hmmm...well in fact neither will work under 0710 'out of the box'... both need some changes.

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