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Would you prefer a Mini PC or just a regular desktop ?

by Becky23081991 / March 2, 2016 8:26 AM PST

I just wanted to know everyone opinion on Mini PCs! What do you think of the features? Do you like the fact its tiny and it's portable ? I didn't know anything about this product until about 3 weeks ago  ShockedPlain . Do you believe theirs a lack of advertising on Mini PCs ?

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Yeah, what is a mini PC...
by Oldartq / March 2, 2016 8:50 AM PST

that a laptop or desktop that cannot replace.

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I think the days of desktop PCs have passed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2016 8:54 AM PST

I do own an Intel NUC which is working great as an media PC. But I could look at those PCs on a stick if I knew the video performance was good enough. Figure not long till all of them can play 1080p from a network drive.

But the other use of a desktop today is the gamer systems. For that if you build your own I like

Beware those spammers that spam a kickstarter Mac Pro clone. They are not here to help you.

What do I use 99% of the time? Laptop.

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by Bob__B / March 2, 2016 10:00 AM PST

I prefer a desktop.
I don't need it to be portable.
I have the space.
I can config the innards just about any way I want.

What sort of things do you want to run?

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