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#1 KJackson50

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

You can find it here

 

http://utilite-computer.com/web/home

 

 

So tell me, what do you guys think of this? At first glance I can't find many good uses for this. Yes its small and gives you the bare minimum of features, but what can you really do with it?

 

Off the top of my head I can only see it coming in handy for someone who can't afford a normal desktop atm, and need something quick. However they'll run into a problem with the OS. I don't believe Windows can be added onto this thing, only Linux.

 

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:03 PM

These sorts of microcomputers generally aren't intended to be used as a traditional PC (though they can be.) A computer like the Utilite might be used as a HTPC (home theater PC) or a network attached storage device/media server. These are just examples, with a low-cost, Linux-based, small form factor computer a lot of interesting projects can be done.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:57 AM

Ditto.  The only thing I would do with it is maybe make a mini HTPC out of it.  Problem is there are other less costly/better options out there.  Minimum cost $99 for a single core, $219 for a quad core is a bit steep for what you get.

 

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