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Old 05-13-2016, 06:06 AM
 
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Has anyone bought one of these yet?
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:17 AM
 
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Has anyone bought one of these yet?
Yes, both the Lenovo and the Intel. I went with the intel because it had auto power on after power failure in the BIOS, Lenovo did not.

You need to use an adequate power supply, plugging into the TV may cause it to crash when you try to use WiFi, bluetooth, and peg the CPU. It is minimal functionality and can easily peg the CPU, mine does not do 4K

I eventually went with the ASUS UN42 $170 which comes with multiple USB3 ports, wireless keyboard and mouse (non bluetooth) , and SD slot. Added 4 GB $20 of memory to the included 2GB, changed the 32 GB SSD to 120 GB SSD $65. I was using it for a TV and lab environment. Couldn't get the network driver for 2012R2 server, but I hard wire in anyways.
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:06 PM
 
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I eventually went with the ASUS UN42 $170 which comes with multiple USB3 ports, wireless keyboard and mouse (non bluetooth) , and SD slot. Added 4 GB $20 of memory to the included 2GB, changed the 32 GB SSD to 120 GB SSD $65. I was using it for a TV and lab environment. Couldn't get the network driver for 2012R2 server, but I hard wire in anyways.
I have an older EeeBox PC EB1033, but it's been running awfully hot lately and crashing periodically. If I get a solid state disk drive, will that help?

ASUS UN42-M091Y Desktop is $279.95 on Amazon
ASUS VM42-S075V Desktop is$272.14

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Old 05-14-2016, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I have an older EeeBox PC EB1033, but it's been running awfully hot lately and crashing periodically. If I get a solid state disk drive, will that help?

ASUS UN42-M091Y Desktop is $279.95 on Amazon
ASUS VM42-S075V Desktop is$272.14
There is no way for me to tell if it crashing due to heat. A SSD will run cooler but it still may not help. I recently had a XP box BSODing. I ran the memtest from the Clonezilla disk and got the memory RMAed with a lifetime warranty. I think I paid $10 in shipping for a under $20 part.

That is the model that I have UN42 win 8, I picked it up locally on sale, had a $20 rebate I just received, it was a return so it was reduced another $20. My local computer store has very competitive prices, even when they are slightly higher, I'll support the store and employees.

I think it was on sale $199 with $20 rebate making it $179, it was a return so they took off another $20, after taxes I think net was $175-177 when I calculated it.

I had a mac mini where the fan kept running high and it was running hot. It cost $200 for a new motherboard at the apple store.

So it can very well be hardware too.
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