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VIA Introduces ARTiGO A1100 Palm-Sized Full Featured Desktop PC Barebone

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  1. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Replacing the media PC with either would likely save you big watts. However, maybe I'm ignorant of the subject, but wouldn't the smoothwall machine require two NICs to function properly? Making either choice a no go for that application. I guess you could have a USB modem, but those suck...

    And while there probably are a very few situations where the power difference would matter, for the most home users it won't, and the faster ION chipset is well worth the minor power difference.
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  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    true, it depends if you need the power of ION or not.

    I'm one of those people who sees a 10W saving and thinks "awesome, now i want EVERYTHING i have to save 10W" - i jumped on the LED LCD bandwagon real fast for that reason, for example.

    (funnily enough, my powerbill has almost halved since i started getting anal about this stuff)
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