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    Help me to choose a single board computer

    Hello

    Local government increases electricity charges so i have to shift to low power computer solution. My requirements are very simple. I currently use my computer to

    Browse web (Google chrome) including watching online videos (flash) etc
    Download torrents (ktorrent)
    And watch movies (vlc player)

    I have a vga LCD monitor so device with a vga output is a necessity.
    2.1 sub woofer need 3.5 mm output
    And ps/2 keyboard and mouse( i can use ps/2 to usb converter so it won't be a problem)
    need 1 Ghz processor and 1 GB

    I'm on a strict budget so device should be less than $80
    If you know a device which fulfills above please put the link below
    Thank-you

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    Re: Help me to choose a single board computer

    You didn't specify what "low power" means to you. I suppose you mean something with "max ... Watt" ...?

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    Re: Help me to choose a single board computer

    Think the only thing that comes close to what you want is Raspberry Pi although it just has 700 MHz ARM11 and 512 MB (shared with GPU) Model B

    There are some other boards like it with more ram but not for the budget you have.

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    Re: Help me to choose a single board computer

    Quote Originally Posted by ubu_dynamite View Post
    Think the only thing that comes close to what you want is Raspberry Pi although it just has 700 MHz ARM11 and 512 MB (shared with GPU) Model B

    There are some other boards like it with more ram but not for the budget you have.
    If i buy cubieboard https://cubieboard.myshopify.com/ with its breadboard will i be able to connect my vga monitor and work out of the box. I mean do i have to do soldering in order for it to work? Does it has 3.5 mm audio output the wiki is not clear about it. http://linux-sunxi.org/Cubieboard/FAQ

    sorry for asking these questions from you i got registered in cubieboard forum but still didn't send me the activation link.

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    Re: Help me to choose a single board computer

    Quote Originally Posted by sanderj View Post
    You didn't specify what "low power" means to you. I suppose you mean something with "max ... Watt" ...?
    less than 20W

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    Re: Help me to choose a single board computer

    Quote Originally Posted by gkyasitha View Post
    less than 20W
    Ah. Good luck combining that with your other specs ...

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    Re: Help me to choose a single board computer

    Quote Originally Posted by sanderj View Post
    Ah. Good luck combining that with your other specs ...
    http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_20.../prdt_info.php

    It uses only 5v/2A And i ask only for 1ghz processor.
    Last edited by gkyasitha; May 27th, 2013 at 11:13 AM.

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    Re: Help me to choose a single board computer

    Quote Originally Posted by gkyasitha View Post
    http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_20.../prdt_info.php

    It uses only 5v/2A And i ask only for 1ghz processor.
    I'm pretty sure that board won't be able to handle flash video. Also it only has an HDMI connector for video so you would need some way of converting this into a VGA signal.
    Cheesemill

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    Re: Help me to choose a single board computer

    As ARM has no flash support, you'd have to get an X86 board.
    With your specs I doubt this'll be easy.

    You could look into a used, slightly dated laptop.

    Personally I'd get the hardkernel board and forget about flash.

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