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    My mother has a very small business and was contemplating a cash register but i was thinking it would be better to skip that altogether and go computerized. The aim is to beat the cash register price or come close and have superior features and ease of use. I would love for it to be low energy so that it minimally affects electric costs.

    I have a few ideas so far.

    Intel Atom Board
    1GB ram
    Small HDD
    15 inch LCD
    Mini ITX case and PSU/Powerbrick
    Keyboard & Mouse
    Mini Printer
    Maybe a UPS?
    barcode scanner upgrade in the future?




    What software is normally used for this?

    Any suggestions?
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    what do u think of my hardware choice?
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    I would say overkill for a cash register. LOL

    You could run it on win 2000 with an old p4 or something and save the money for a cool monitor.
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    I do have a PIII 800 Somewhere but i think the caps have started to swell. I want it to be very energy efficient and reliable as im on the other side of the country, i want the system to be open and shut.
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    how powerful is an atom?
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    Its perfect for business, i built my dad who owns a car stereo shop, an Intel atom/945GC based PC and it runs and works perfectly, not to mention it draws only a mere 50w of power or so, Does his UPS, E-mail, web-browsing and everything fine with Windows XP and it only has 512mb of ram!
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    My mother has expressed renewed interest in this. Im waiting on her to get a quote so i can beat it.

    galitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254032
    box: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856167037
    hdd:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148397
    ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145180
    scanner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16838200016
    keyboard and mouse: locally sourced
    ups: locally sourced due to weight
    software: something with remote inventory and bar code scanning capability would be great.

    the area is warm and DUSTY any concerns?
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    What software are you going to use on it ?
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    Im going to take a trial :) of the multistore verson. what do they call that draw that opens when u ring up a sale?
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    cash drawer and printer to be added later
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    I work for a company that sells POS systems for flower shops. I know that the Intuit pos software is very popular and works very well from what i've seen. It is of course QB based so if she decied to buy quickbooks to interface her accounting with the POS system make sure you DO NOT get QB09. For most budget rigs with lower memory/proc speeds QB09 killer
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    thanks ryan? suggest a low budget printer please :)
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    Well what kind of printer do you need. If you mean a receipt printer, which would probably double as a power source for popping open your till look at a printer from star micronics. The SP500 or 200 series is probably the best value
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    for that very purpose, not sure imma have a till though


    anythign a bit lower in price also plz reccomend a scanner (doesnt have to be lazer)
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    If you are looking for power savings, going with a 5400RPM laptop drive might be a better idea. $10 more expensive up front, but cheaper in the long run due to the power savings over a 7200RPM desktop drive.

    Also, the nettop barebones you picked out uses 200-Pin SO-DIMM memory, so you need some laptop memory, the desktop memory you picked out will not work.
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    For barcode scanners look at wasp. they also make software that allows you to create and print your own barcodes for inventory management
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    hmmm, also the printer u recommended seems to be EOL

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