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  • phoronix
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    ASRock Core 100HT NetTop

    Phoronix: ASRock Core 100HT NetTop

    Last summer we reviewed the ASRock NetTop ION 330, which was the first Atom-powered NetTop computer that had come out of this vendor known for their affordable motherboards. The NetTop ION 330 combined an Intel Atom 330 CPU with NVIDIA's ION platform to provide a low-power PC while offering modest computing and graphics capabilities. Earlier this year we then reviewed the ION 330HT-BD, which was ASRock's revised nettop with more features and was topped off with a Blu-ray drive for greater media capabilities. Today we are now reviewing the ASRock Core 100HT, which is their newest nettop and it boasts an Intel Core i3-330M processor with 4GB of DDR3 system memory, a 500GB hard drive, and is completed with USB 3.0 and 802.11n wireless network connectivity.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=15213

  • eric.frederich
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    Netflix, Hulu, etc

    Would be a nice little box to have to run XBMC on but then you'd still need to get a Roku box to play Netflix.

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  • locovaca
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    Man, all that power and only one digital video output. Wish someone would think of us wanting dual digital displays. I don't need 3D performance, I just need to drive two monitors over DVI.

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  • nanonyme
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    Originally posted by mattmatteh View Post
    efficiency ? a better architecture ? just because its plugged in all the time or does not have a battery does not mean it can waste as much energy as it wants, there is an electric bill. and x86 is just crappy.
    Including which we're using way too much energy as is, global scale.

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  • mattmatteh
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    Originally posted by Morpheus View Post
    For a nettop, what would be the benefit of an ARM-based setup ?
    efficiency ? a better architecture ? just because its plugged in all the time or does not have a battery does not mean it can waste as much energy as it wants, there is an electric bill. and x86 is just crappy.

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  • mattmatteh
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    Originally posted by curaga View Post
    Sure:

    Lemote Fuulong (MIPS)
    Genesi Efika MX (ARM)
    getting info on the loongson is difficult, and i have been watching that closely. no idea how to order one in the US. i am considering the efika, but that does not have as many ports or the dvd drive. just wondering if there was any i missed. sam440 was looking interesting too.

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  • Morpheus
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    For a nettop, what would be the benefit of an ARM-based setup ? AFAIK, autonomy is not a key point when you're always plugged in (and most important : no battery). It is not a mobile device.

    ARM is worth the case when you have to deal with efficiency per watt, and it's not the case for this kind of device.

    Or maybe you want "sedentary" computers to be as locked out as a smartphones are (Yes, android is not under your control--remote deleting for example). Which is not good at all for everyone. but that's another problem.

    To come back to the first subject, and particularly the hardware decoding stuff, do you know a way to easily compare VA-API way to go with VDPAU ? I mean, with as most the same hardware as possible, and the same files (and, the same software, like mplayer)...

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  • curaga
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    Sure:

    Lemote Fuulong (MIPS)
    Genesi Efika MX (ARM)

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  • schafdog
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    Originally posted by mattmatteh View Post
    anyone know if there is a computer like this that is non x86 like arm based ?
    Not to my knowledge, but there might be coming some based on Nvidea's Tegra2. Though I only remember seeing netbooks and tablets announced.

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  • mattmatteh
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    anyone know if there is a computer like this that is non x86 like arm based ?

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