So are these little minimemes any good?

So are these little minimemes any good?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    modern hardware is overpowered for media consumption and postan on 4chinz, even a low-end phone or tablet is enough, anything else will do just fine, yes, even for rudimentary work

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you can de-case a steam deck and fit it inside almost any shitbox tupperware you can find at goodwill

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They'd unironically be enough for like 90 percent of users, at least if they have a decent APU like 8600g making you able to play light gaming.
    I think it's a shame that they're not more common honestly, would make a lot less electronic waste.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      so they're upgradable?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        to an extent, they are. they're more upgradeable than SBCs but less upgradeable than an actual tower. You can't fit any GPUs in them but you upgrade the RAM and CPU. I'm looking to get one of these like the Lenovo ThinkCentre M series, mostly just to mess around with having my own server rack setup.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          These things are really useful and begging to be upcycled.
          You can run one as a light home server, buy a bunch to set up a home cluster, and the older ones are old enough to run Windows 7 for legacy programs without needing a workaround for drivers.
          They're also plenty common since offices bought them in bulk in the 2010s and have been phasing them out for newer models, so the used market is flooded with them.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            processors are so much faster than this now even your most basic modern cpu is going to dunk all over this shit and run cooler, quieter, smaller. you won't even save money.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If I ever decide to start a home cluster I'll just install Debian on all of them. Maybe practice some Ansible and Infra-as-Code on them. Some of the recent M-series PCs are going for like $150 a pop lmao.

            These things are really useful and begging to be upcycled.
            You can run one as a light home server, buy a bunch to set up a home cluster, and the older ones are old enough to run Windows 7 for legacy programs without needing a workaround for drivers.
            They're also plenty common since offices bought them in bulk in the 2010s and have been phasing them out for newer models, so the used market is flooded with them.

            the point is to have a home cluster for computing. these used stuff goes for <$200 a pop usually and I don't have to worry about building them. I'll just use them until they give out due to hardware issues or maybe pick apart one and frankenstein it. If you told a member of the MIT labs in the 90s that there are computers the size of a lunchbox that can run multithreaded stuff and stack them to form a cluster/server rack, they'll be salivating at it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yep. That's why i bought a couple of n100 and n305.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I replaced displayport/wifi card with an ethernet NIC in a thinkcentre but it required using UEFITool to disable the BIOS whitelist

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Most people never upgrade their computers. I purposely never buy future proofed and just buy the best for the price, because future proofing is expensive and you're better off just buying better parts or saving that money. If you can upgrade the ram and ssd easy then that's great, I don't really think people need more upgrade possibilities, but if they sold them at low prices then you'd probably be better off just buying a new one.
        The mac mini is like this, you can't open it or upgrade it, but apparently the ram and ssd is soldered on so it doesn't matter.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >They'd unironically be enough for like 90 percent of users
      Yes this is true, but only if they were running Linux not Windows
      90% get filtered by Linux though so it'll never happen
      They'll be better off buying Chromebooks of similar or lesser power because at least Google set up proprietary Linux with an app store for them so they don't have to use scary Linux

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They are certainly better than what 90$ of this board uses as a daily-driver.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they're good but I priced it out and building your own ultra budget pc is still better. you're getting an underspecced everything anyways. just buy a shit microatx board and air cooler etc etc and you will end up with something a bit bigger but way more powerful and quieter.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    n100 replaced my plex server

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're cool but ultimately they're kind of in a weird middle ground between laptops and desktops. They not as powerful as desktops or as portable as laptops so their use case is pretty niche. Pretty much only make sense for office spaces or HTPCs, but I think most people would be better off with a laptop.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah idk. I feel the same way. get a laptop and you have a real portable pc. they aren't even expensive. or build your own desktop and get value/power.

      it's like very specifically you need something like 5% cheaper than a laptop that will never travel or get upgraded.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They're really for low power, long running use cases where you need more compete than a RPI.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    all the downsides of a laptop
    with none of the advantages

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >all the downsides of a laptop
      >with none of the advantages
      They are smaller than laptops so can be stashed in places like under TVs or in a cupboard
      They can be plugged in to power 24/7 without having a spicy pillow situation develop
      Yes you can remove laptop batteries usually, but modern laptops often have 2nd internal batteries for hot swapping the external one which is more annoying to remove.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >They can be plugged in to power 24/7 without having a spicy pillow situation develop
        You mean features like Lenovo Legion's Conservation mode doesn't stop this pillow shit? Laptop was supposed to pull directly from the adapter if a certain charge level was reached.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It should but it's still just another thing to worry about
          You can use these little NUCs or similar for 3+ years in place no worries but using a laptop for 3 years straight there's always going to be that little thought in the back of your head telling you to check the internal battery

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have a ton of these at work and I think they work fine. Helps that they don't take up that much desktop space, and they're more than powerful enough for my use.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I've been really tempted to get one as a silent browsing / terminal machine, they would fly with Linux
          But I already have a hand me down SFF PC from work on my desk next to a gaming PC plus others I got on ebay running as servers / HTPC etc. None with mobile CPUs, all full fat CPUs. Oh well. Maybe they'll stay useful longer this way

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Could be a nice opnsense machine if it had 2 ports
    Sure, router on a stick setup is possible but that's kinda gay

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are there any usb-c powered ones?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >minimeme
    CUTE

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At least they don't shove a dGPU in it and turn it into a portable mcrowave like most laptop.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    waste of money, also likely chinkdoored

    but you do you anon

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