Mini PC?

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Re: Mini PC?

Post by Darksider » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:10 am

JAS1125 wrote:Anyone have any experience with one of these?

Finally broke down for a monitor in my home office, instead of the laptop and thought this might be handy.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07 ... LYTX&psc=1

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07 ... IOP3&psc=1



https://smile.amazon.com/260-Mini-2-3-5 ... ics&sr=1-3
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Re: Mini PC?

Post by JAS1125 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:34 am

Darksider wrote:
JAS1125 wrote:Anyone have any experience with one of these?

Finally broke down for a monitor in my home office, instead of the laptop and thought this might be handy.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07 ... LYTX&psc=1

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07 ... IOP3&psc=1



https://smile.amazon.com/260-Mini-2-3-5 ... ics&sr=1-3


Forgot to mention that I'm looking for something on the "inexpensive" side :D

Thanks!
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Re: Mini PC?

Post by jaw » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:23 pm

I have an older model Gigabit Brix 4770R for streaming media via Kodi. Powerful little bastard but the fan can be quite loud. There are newer models available. Not sure if they're quieter.

@JAS1125: Your second link is tempting an upgrade.
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Re: Mini PC?

Post by Artman » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:26 pm

jaw wrote:I have an older model Gigabit Brix 4770R for streaming media via Kodi. Powerful little bastard but the fan can be quite loud. There are newer models available. Not sure if they're quieter.

@JAS1125: Your second link is tempting an upgrade.

Kodi still works?? None of my links work anymore. Was there an update or is it time to buy another box?
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Re: Mini PC?

Post by jaw » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:35 pm

Yes and yes they're on v18.1 (Leia) now (but I'm still running v17.6)
Android box didn't do well but the Brix is stellar.
Couldn't live without it.
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Re: Mini PC?

Post by JAS1125 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:57 pm

jaw wrote:I have an older model Gigabit Brix 4770R for streaming media via Kodi. Powerful little bastard but the fan can be quite loud. There are newer models available. Not sure if they're quieter.

@JAS1125: Your second link is tempting an upgrade.


Glad to enable .
Thanks for the info
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Re: Mini PC?

Post by JAS1125 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:23 pm

Artman wrote:Did you get the 4GB mode? Can't do much with only 2GB anymore.


No..2 gig had the deal and got a 32 gig SD card. Only going to be using it for web surfing.
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Re: Mini PC?

Post by Artman » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:29 pm

Is Kodi easy to load into a PC? I've only done it on an Android box.
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Re: Mini PC?

Post by JAS1125 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:16 pm

Artman wrote:Is Kodi easy to load into a PC? I've only done it on an Android box.


No idea.. never attempted it
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Re: Mini PC?

Post by arubalou » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:11 pm

JAS1125 wrote:
Artman wrote:Is Kodi easy to load into a PC? I've only done it on an Android box.


No idea.. never attempted it


ive been told its only for androids
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Re: Mini PC?

Post by jaw » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:29 pm

arubalou wrote:
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Artman wrote:Is Kodi easy to load into a PC? I've only done it on an Android box.


No idea.. never attempted it


ive been told its only for androids


No, Kodi is a multi-platform app, Mac, Windows, Linux, etc.
Piece-O-Cake on Windows, and I prefer it there.

Scroll down once here: https://kodi.tv/download
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Re: Mini PC?

Post by conjurer » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:33 pm

I literally know not a fucking thing of what you guys are talking about. Seriously. I'm drooling like a fucking feeb over here.
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Re: Mini PC?

Post by jaw » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:59 pm

conjurer wrote:I literally know not a fucking thing of what you guys are talking about. Seriously. I'm drooling like a fucking feeb over here.



Kodi is a software app plus add-ons (search providers), that allows you to search the world to access movies and tv shows for free.
It can be installed on various forms of hardware (platforms), Windows, Mac, Xbox, FireStick, Android (not just for phones), etc.
It's a finicky science project that can pay for itself rather quickly but only if you're somewhat computer savvy.
You can also be sued, fined, or blocked from your internet provider for content theft.
So they tell me.
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Re: Mini PC?

Post by jaw » Wed May 01, 2019 3:03 am

Artman wrote:Harder to catch if you use a proxy server. So I've been told.


Yes, they say that VPN is a must.
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Re: Mini PC?

Post by JAS1125 » Thu May 02, 2019 6:50 pm

Well, got the mini PC up and running fast, along with a wireless keyboard that is small.

Inserted the SD card....except what I thought was the slot for it, wasn't so now I gave a 32gb card rattling around on the interior :shock: :shock:

Other than that, seems to work well.
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