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ZOTAC Announces ZBOX Nano VD01

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#3
Apparently barebone's is $130 to EU265, too expensive for a modded wifi router with NAS capable features.

Not sure what makes the $12-$50 retail price hardware worth the price they want for this.
 

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Can't decide whether to take it serious or laugh, it looks so cute
Things are getting smaller and smaller. Here is the mITX machines we use at work. They have a C2D T series chip and 2GB DDR2 SODIMM. they have DVI/HDMI intel graphics. its about the size of a DVD case :)

 

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I really think that is where the PC market needs to head if it is going to stay alive. Like so many dinosaurs, the PC does not see that flaming asteroid approaching...the asteroid of no one buying a large ugly noisy box to do what a small, attractive, silent box can do.

I arrived at this perspective after spending years improving OEM PC products through customization.

Look at any utilitarian device...take the car for instance. Sure there will always be people that want huge exhaust pipes and a giant engine sticking out of the hood dripping in chrome and billet aluminum...but what the majority actually buy are cars they can afford to maintain and that require as little fuel as possible to get the job done.

I am no longer part of the tiny segment of PC users that endlessly upgrade and throw money at the box. I use a PC to do this: get online and read and post. I don't care what it looks like...I just need the utility it provides. The Zotac Nano is pretty much what I would build myself...a tiny box that is quiet and just gets the job done without ponying up for a Microshaft operating system.
 
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Can't decide whether to take it serious or laugh, it looks so cute
Yeah I think I want to buy one just so I can draw on a :) smilie in that ring on the cover with a permanent marker :laugh:

That must be what pacman looks like when he's hungry
 
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wow nice VIA is return.
after a while its nice we hear again VIA back to our news page
 
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nifty little box but I can't help but feel it's a little underpowered.