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Greetings all. I'm entertaining the idea of making or purchasing a sys that is extremely small to use in my shop as a media server and occasional web browsing. I've ...
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- 06-21-2012 #1
Suggestions for tiny sys ( smaller than ITX )
I'm entertaining the idea of making or purchasing a sys that is extremely small to use in my shop as a media server and occasional web browsing. I've looked at some soc's that look promising but cannot find any links to actually purchase any or read further on them. The sys would have to have vga or hdmi out, usb's and ability to have ext-harddrive or large sd / microsd / sound out etc. But cpu / mem can / is built onboard.
Anyone have any ideas or can point me in right direction.
I would like to put on a decent linux version and not a tiny stripped down version. Basically a useable pc which is physically very small with low wattage and perhaps no active cooling requirements. I would hang an external drive off it.
Thanks for any help
- 06-21-2012 #2
- 06-21-2012 #3
Have they caught up with orders so that you can actually get one?Registered Linux user #526930
- 06-22-2012 #4
- Join Date
- May 2011
I got notification of my inbound Pi from DHL yesterday...
Just found a good write-up of these and more that I read last week...
Small Linux PCs overview - Raymii.org
- 06-22-2012 #5
Not sure about the r-pi. Done extensive reading on it
and although it "may" work as a media server,
I'm not certain it's fast enough with enough memory to play around with it as a
linux pc too. ( however, i've registered for notification to get the B ver as it's only
- 06-22-2012 #6
I think they must have produced another batch of them as mine has been shipped today, even though I ordered it on the day it came out. Hopefully it will be a first-generation model.
- 06-22-2012 #7
I would want the B model ( not sure which gen it is ) because of network and 2 usb's.
- 06-22-2012 #8
- 06-22-2012 #9
I wonder why they would go backward with a newer model ?
- 06-25-2012 #10