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Internet PC only, what do I buy?


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#1 TheyCallMeBruce

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:33 AM

So my girlfriend and I are looking to dump our expensive cable package and go with an Internet-only package, which would save us upwards of $50/mo. However, there are certain things (sports, in particular) that I want to be able to watch. My parents have a really high-end cable package through XFinity, and I can sign in to their account and watch most of what I want, so I'm all set there.

 

Anyway, the crux of it is that I want to get a PC that I could hook up to my plasma TV and watch streaming video from the xfinity site, as well as watchESPN, Netflix, etc. I have a receiver that I run everything through, so something with native HDMI seems preferable. I need something that will work with my bluetooth keyboard/mouse, but I feel like that's anything with USB input. Other than that, I can't think of anything specific I need it to be able to do. Any advice would be really appreciated. Thanks!


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:13 PM

Hi, do you have budget for this PC?


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:14 PM

Basically, the lower the better.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 04:00 AM

The Asus F502CA-EB91 has a native HDMI port and can stream your sport contents with ease. The only downside with this laptop is the optical drive was not included due to the slimness of the chassis, but at the moment, Asus is offering a free external optical disc drive.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:26 PM

Better yet you can get a netbook and use something like Chromecast, it may not be pretty (in the sense that it wont have that great resolution for a screen throw) but it should work.

 

I would just look into something like Chromecast/AppleTV/Roku first, you may be able to get a barebones computer for 2-300, or potentially borrow one for a little bit then just use smartphones/tablets



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:41 PM

I recommend a chromebook, they are super cheap and speedy for internet stuff, chomecast also works too.  I think they're $35 at the moment, but I'm not sure if it Bluetooth compatible.






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