Is This Zotac's Smallest ZBOX Mini-PC To Date?

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ianj14

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On a device like that, I'd prefer they offered it for 50 less without an OS. I have been looking for a micro linux server, just to ssh into now and then.
Great likes think a mind. I like the idea of low power servers that take up very little space.
 

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$199?? Yeesh. You can buy a tablet with the same processor/ram and storage for $157 right now. Actually the processor is a bit faster, it's the Z3740. This thing is nice and all, but should be selling for less than a tablet with better specs.
 
$199?? Yeesh. You can buy a tablet with the same processor/ram and storage for $157 right now. Actually the processor is a bit faster, it's the Z3740. This thing is nice and all, but should be selling for less than a tablet with better specs.
Besides the Windows license. You have to factor in scale of production which affects price a lot. They are not producing anywhere near as many of these as the tablets. So they don't get close to the same discounts.
 

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While this is cool it is kind of expensive for what it is.

I have a Raspberry Pi for xbmc it is smaller and cheaper, while being a lot weaker.. but it plays 30 gigs of 1080p movies with no problem over cat 5e.
 

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$199?? Yeesh. You can buy a tablet with the same processor/ram and storage for $157 right now. Actually the processor is a bit faster, it's the Z3740. This thing is nice and all, but should be selling for less than a tablet with better specs.
Who the f*** cares about a tablet when looking for a shirt-pocket size PC? That's like me telling you that your laptop PC sucks because I can get a desktop PC with a faster CPU for $40 less. If you need a wristwatch, then it doesn't matter how cheap some wall clock is.
 

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$199?? Yeesh. You can buy a tablet with the same processor/ram and storage for $157 right now. Actually the processor is a bit faster, it's the Z3740. This thing is nice and all, but should be selling for less than a tablet with better specs.
Does the $157 tablet run a desktop version of Windows? Does it fit into your shirt pocket? Does it have an Ethernet port, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0, multiple USB ports and an SSD (not flash -- a real SSD with wear leveling)? No; so it does not have "better specs."

If you need a wristwatch, then you don't care how much a wall clock costs.
 
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