Arctic Releases New XBMC Barebones & HTPCs

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[citation][nom]pbrigido[/nom]Would be a great little unit if it had something greater than an Atom.[/citation]

why all video is offloaded to the GPU, the extremely light atoms retains x86 as apposed to using some rinky dink mobile processor.
 

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[citation][nom]spentshells[/nom]why all video is offloaded to the GPU, the extremely light atoms retains x86 as apposed to using some rinky dink mobile processor.[/citation]

I guess/hope he meant something like AMD APU (apparently the only department where AMD still matters).
 

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This is quite simply an awesome price for a basic office PC- and it would work well. what more can you need?
I know that is not how they are marketing it, but it will work wonders. think about this as a dual boot system, with RDP on a slim O/S load.
 

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[citation][nom]pbrigido[/nom]Would be a great little unit if it had something greater than an Atom.[/citation]
Or maybe a newer SoC Atom...
 

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I have always thought about using something like this for video game console emulation. I am sure it could handle NES/SNES/Genesis and whatnot, maybe even N64 and PSX. Not too sure about PS2 or Gamecube.

I usually just hook my desktop or my laptop up to my TV with an HDMI cable but it would be nice to have a dedicated little media PC there for movies, Netflix, light gaming, etc. I know I could always just use my monitor or laptop for the emulators but I like the nostalgic feeling of playing old games on the TV.
 

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I would imagine it's been tested well with XBMC. Doesn't look like it's supposed to be a general use PC. For the price, I'd definitely consider one. Seems like a reasonable price. My trickled-down-from-upgrades HTPC uses way more than 60 watts, more ugly, and probably does a crappier job in some other aspects.
 

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This is great news, especially with the idea "along with an AMD Radeon HD5430M graphics card with 512 MB integrated GDDR3". Yes, it seems like it's a reasonably priced as well. I was browsing for the best htpc grapics card, but this seems like a good buy for a PC unit. Thanks for the details.
 
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