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« on: November 16, 2009, 08:14:10 PM »

http://www.aleutia.com/products/t1

Also available with 750 GB hard drive !

no too bad a price either,
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 08:31:08 PM »

I looked at them, then found that the "extras" pushed the price up stratospherically, and ended up with a more mainstream "Mesh" instead - they don't list the same model, but this looks like a really good deal - http://tinyurl.com/ycrxb4p  -don't mind giving them a plug, they're the only major maker who'd offer me a computer without bally Windoze (I opted for Ubuntu) Wink
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 10:30:07 PM »

It looks perfect for my boat - and you can buy the motherboard for 85:

http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=12472

And case for 25
http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=12487


Its also perfect for remote monitoring of PV, Wind, Solar, energy meters etc with USB plug and play from a solar charged 12V battery. It could easily host a decent web server like Apache and in my opinion much better than the Arduino and other single board computers.

-Paul
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2009, 07:32:11 PM »

thanks for the links i see they have sold out of the cases, i will wait and see what i do.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 08:40:52 PM »

If you want to spend a little extra and want something way tougher, look here
http://www.nexcom.com/ProductModel.aspx?id=54e1e6c1-7aa4-4c9b-808a-5e56dc338b4c

Very impressed, I've got it's big brother a 3110 running a T2500 coreDuo, but the smaller atom unit is really nice. Built like a tank and no vent holes all passively cooled.

Here is my blog link
http://albacontrols.wordpress.com/2009/11/06/nise100-tough-client-well-priced/



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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009, 06:39:09 PM »

I know its a bit more but dual core 2GB Revo R3610 is 24W, doing little, 27W when using a dual tuner (both tuners) and watch SD via the Nvidia Ion chipset (ie Mpeg decoding in Hardware).  161 delivered
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2009, 10:48:44 AM »

well i bit the bullet and bought the pc form linitx complete with 250 gb hd and 2 gig ram + a external usb dvd rw.

i have installed ubuntu UNR on it last night complete with all the software it took about a couple of hours  Grin
I have not moved the data across yet sold the old pc is still in use.

The pc, printer, router and monitor are using frim 170 w to 140 w.
the new pc with printer , router, monitor , usb dvd is using 50w so a saving of min 90w per hour

the pc is on for about 6 hours day so per day. so we are saving 540w per day  Grin angel

Ok not really cost effective but 1  it's a new toy to play with 2 makes me feel good that i am reducing energy usage .

I have put wine on it so i will see if it will run sketch up.

i did put Torcs ( car racing game ) on it but that was a little beyond the graphics to cope with, must check my settings
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2009, 04:39:09 AM »

http://www.fit-pc2.com/

These have to be the the lowest power and smallest PCs that I have seen. They can handle full HD 1080p playback with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor so would make great media PCs, or desktops.

-Tim
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2009, 08:44:47 PM »

Well so far apart from an issue with my web cam that was OK with ubuntu 9.4 that now causes issues because of the inbuilt mic some problem with the pulse audio, i am very please with the unit.

it has 2 gig of ram which looking at the system resource use 1 gb would have been fine.

the machine it replaced was a dual core penitum D with 1 gig of ram, for normal use the new atom based unit is as fast if not faster, This is web browsing, email, accounts package ( GNU Cash) , Gramps ( genealogy software).

I have Clamav antivirus installed ( not that linux really needs it) but the self certification for being able to get the credit card scheme you have to have an AV.
To be honest i was a bit worried what it was gong to be like for speed as my acer one is a bit sluggish, but thus is all to due with the ssd that it uses.

This little box of tricks so far does all that i need it to do.   
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2009, 09:39:18 PM »

Two questions, - how much did it cost all told? (inc vat and carriage), and have you considered upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10?, (it may solve your webcam problem)
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2009, 11:10:23 PM »

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...and have you considered upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10?, (it may solve your webcam problem)

I'm guessing that UNR version he has is 9.10 in which case the version is more likely to be the cause than the solution of the problem.  To the limited extent that I understand what's going on they've rejigged the audio handling and not all the associated stuff has caught up yet.  Bit poor really when it seemed to be OK in the previous release - programmers need the Hippocratic Oath, too.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/espeak/+bug/377060
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2009, 01:54:58 PM »

Yes i am running 9.10

total cost ( 250 gb HD 2 gig ram)  this also includes  a slimline dvd rw (usb powered) total 274.31 delivered (no mouse , keyboard or monitor)

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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2009, 11:46:07 PM »

Totally out of my depth here but have discovered today that my Mac mini uses 14w in stand-by.
Also bought an airport express today - wireless Itunes to stereo WOW!
rgds George.
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2010, 02:30:51 PM »

Other low power PCs here...

http://www.lowpowerpcs.co.uk/
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2010, 11:15:42 PM »

And all those handheld devices like Iphone, Google Phone, Nokia N900 (that runs Linux) use a fraction of a Watt.

-Paul
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