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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by kunai View Post
    As far as I know, using a computer on a television is a horrible experience.
    All depends on what interface device you're trying to use. I have a wireless keyboard with a trackpad for my HTPC. It works well.

    Font-wise, you want to be using an application that's got a 10-foot interface (ie: one designed for the longer viewing distances you typically watch a TV at).

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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    I guess these devices have there place, but I can remember when I moved away from my old desktop and got a laptop. And I don't know what I would do without my laptop now. I do have a Nook and a Asus Transformer, but I still always go back to my laptop. As far as I am concerned I will always have a one, to me it just fits. And I will always have Ubuntu running on it. I am a no-windows-kinda-guy.
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    Arrow Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    For some people,it could be useful. That being said,I prefer using a computer with a huge hard drive,etc.
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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    Seems a good idea for businesses running thin clients. Or schools.
    Not so sure about it being the "focus" for personal / consumer use.

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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    Looking at the bottom line, I am not so sure this is a great move for Dell. Anyone who knows about Raspberry pi might just go that route. $25-$35 is better than $50.
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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    Dell's Ophelia -- $50 turns your TV into a computer? I'd go for it, maybe.

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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    it's silly they went with android on the other hand android is made for low power maschines, while ubuntu has quite high system requirements.
    It wouldn't be hard to tweak ubuntu to whatever the requirements were.

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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by irv View Post
    Looking at the bottom line, I am not so sure this is a great move for Dell. Anyone who knows about Raspberry pi might just go that route. $25-$35 is better than $50.
    On the oher hand USB fits easilly in a pocket or on a keychain... well not sure about keychain here.
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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    it's silly they went with android
    Why is it a silly choice?
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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    If it can easily plug into a tv then I'm sure that in future it will also be easy to plug into a monitor.

    Why Android? Android is very efficient and fast on that type of hardware. More people are familiar with it too.

    Why not Ubuntu? Ubuntu has quite high hardware requirements and takes quite alot of disk space. If you click Google Play on an android device it should come up pretty quickly, try clicking the App Store on Ubuntu and on many machines you will get substantial lag between clicking the application and it actually being usable. Android is more responsive on low end hardware.

    Ubuntu mobile may change all that, however they are taking a long time to release that. Android is already out in the wild so everyone knows what they are going to get.

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