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Thread: Viglen MPC-L or asus eee box

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    Question Viglen MPC-L or asus eee box

    i am trying to get myself a mini pc to put on the back of tv for just some light use, just surfing and webstuff ....

    i have looked at the new asus eee box which is great but is more money than i want to spend ... i remembered the talk on the podcast about Viglen MPC-L but i cannot seem to find if you can still purchase them ????

    has any one get any suggestions ????

    i have looked on ebay for the older asus eee box but not many about at a good price

    cheers luke

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    Re: Viglen MPC-L or asus eee box

    Thought about using a mini-itx board? This is a good site to see whats what http://www.linitx.com

    I use both a Jetway and Via EPIA embedded boards, the new Jetways even have the psu on the board so just need a 12v input to power it.

    The Viglen MPC-L is a nice piece of kit but I have the feeling its not going to be that flexible when it come to be upgraded in future as a mini-itx based system.

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    Re: Viglen MPC-L or asus eee box

    i have contact with viglen and if anyone wants one i got following in an email :-

    Thanks for your enquiry. The MPC-L is still available. It is £89.00 inclusive of VAT and delivery. The build lead time is 10 working days.
    The MPC-L is installed Xubuntu version 8.04.

    I am able to take payment by debit or credit card. If you would like to place an order, please call me on 01727 201 815.



    Thanks

    Regards



    Duncan Hargreaves
    Internal Account Manager

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    Re: Viglen MPC-L or asus eee box

    Very tempted, looks like a nice piece-o-kit

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    Re: Viglen MPC-L or asus eee box

    After a olong time hunting and asking on different places ..

    i have gone for a EEEpc box EB1007

    it took me a couple weeks hunting on ebay for the best price in my range .. but managed to pick one up for £135

    i decided to go for the EEEpc after looking at spec's and then emailing viglen that they still only running 8.04 with NO upgrade , and it also looked a little under powered ..
    I have no been running my eeepc on the tv for couple weeks and love it
    it does all i wanted it to do and runs well , i have ubunutu 10.10 on it and run's real smoothly .. its not as fast as my pc but hey what do expect from atom processor and 1Gb ram ....
    and i have also installed Boxee which run's great to .. so now got a media box too

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