Question Hybrid system - energy saving 101

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USAFRet

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Can you guys give me a recommendation for a mini pc? i looked at the amd driven brix from gigabyte, the video capabilities seem to cover my need for 2 screens well. but its a bit old for pci 3, but i wonder if it really matters. also amd has just confirmed to go zen2 on embedded processors. so i am willing to make compromises on this thing, but wattage should be low, and my two screens have to be supported, plus at least 1gbe. that is the minimum (1920x1080 and 2560x1440). i dont think the processor power matters that much, i guess everything today beats my intel 920.
http://www.bee-link.com/portal.php?mod=list&catid=22

I have this one:
http://www.bee-link.com/portal.php?mod=view&aid=141
 

jbprewitt

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looks really good. took me some time to find the wattage on this one but seems good. only downside seems to be that it has fans. how long did you have it? use it a lot?
 

USAFRet

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looks really good. took me some time to find the wattage on this one but seems good. only downside seems to be that it has fans. how long did you have it? use it a lot?
I've had it since October.
Power consumption at idle is ~10 watt. Under load, I've not seen more than 28 watt.

Yes, it has fans. But silent except under extreme load.
I'm watching a movie on it right now. Sitting about 10 feet away...silent.
 

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