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VESA Mount cases
« on: June 09, 2009, 05:15:10 pm »
Hi,

I'm keen to mount my MDs (where possible) on the rear of my TV's using the VESA mounting (even better if that mounting is "passed through" to allow the combination to be then mounted on the wall or whatever!).

Having searched, I've only really found 2 likely cases:-

http://www.jj-computer.com/Products/Cases/Mini_pc/Nu057wi/ which is both a bit clunky and quite expensive and http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=54 which looks sexy, is fairly cheap, but doesn't support a PCI card.

Has anyone found anything else that fits the bill? If not, is there a market out there for them? I'm happy to explore getting some manufactured, but don't want to waste my time if this isn't something others would be interested in!

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Re: VESA Mount cases
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2009, 06:09:50 pm »
The Asus EEE pc 206, you can also mount to the back of your monitor, the correct mount is also supplied by this product.
I think with some inventinuity it is also possble to use a monitor, vesa mount and the eee box and hang it all to the wall.

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Re: VESA Mount cases
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009, 06:31:36 pm »
Hi,

I'm keen to mount my MDs (where possible) on the rear of my TV's using the VESA mounting (even better if that mounting is "passed through" to allow the combination to be then mounted on the wall or whatever!).

Having searched, I've only really found 2 likely cases:-

http://www.jj-computer.com/Products/Cases/Mini_pc/Nu057wi/ which is both a bit clunky and quite expensive and http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=54 which looks sexy, is fairly cheap, but doesn't support a PCI card.

Has anyone found anything else that fits the bill? If not, is there a market out there for them? I'm happy to explore getting some manufactured, but don't want to waste my time if this isn't something others would be interested in!


ACER Revo...

Andrew
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Re: VESA Mount cases
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009, 06:56:30 pm »
Thanks, guys  :)

Unfortunately, I'm just after a case, not a built system. It would seem that you pay quite a bit extra for these nice-looking units and, unless I'm missing something, they come with stuff we neither need nor want (HDD, OS for example).

Now, if these were available in a diskless format, I might be willing to go down that route, but at the moment I'm seeing if I can knock together an MD for around teh £100 mark. Am I deluded?
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Re: VESA Mount cases
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2009, 08:06:12 pm »
Thanks, guys  :)

Unfortunately, I'm just after a case, not a built system. It would seem that you pay quite a bit extra for these nice-looking units and, unless I'm missing something, they come with stuff we neither need nor want (HDD, OS for example).

Now, if these were available in a diskless format, I might be willing to go down that route, but at the moment I'm seeing if I can knock together an MD for around teh £100 mark. Am I deluded?

Well the Revo comes in a Windows Vista free model that has Linux on an SSD instead of an HDD...so in many ways this looks to be the optimum model of the Revo. This model is about 160UKP + VAT here in the UK. Once you add memory, case, power supply and a VESA mounting kit I reckopn you will hard pressed to beat the Revo on price or neatness and ease of installation.

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