Small PC without it being a laptop.

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  1. rigman

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    Hi

    looking for a small footprint PC without paying the laptop premium as I will not need it to be portable.

    I just want it to fit on a small computer desk in a room where it does not stick out like a sore thumb.

    It will mostly be used for net surfing and kids homework etc so does not need to be the latest spec.

    Anyone any recommendations.

    cheers
    Darren
     
  2. Rambles

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    Shuttle - prices are very reasonable , and the barebones kits are easy to put together, most things onboard and can add powered usb hubs if needed.
     
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    Mini-itx if that's all you need. Small, quiet and more than capable of running non-gaming apps.
    have a look at www.liniitx.com or www.mini-itx.com
    I have a system based around a VIA EPIA MEII 6000 LVDS Fanless , it's actually not bad and will even run MCE
     
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    If you're not bothered about windows look at a mac mini - insanely small and virtually silent. I've got both a mac mini and a mini-itx, and the mac has ended up being smaller, faster and cheaper.
     
  5. Barbarosa

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    Another vote for mini-itx systems. I just built one with a fanless 600MHz Via board - MoBo, processor, onboard sound and graphics for £75! I was a bit concerned about the processor speed, but it seems to be at least as fast as my 5 y.o. P4 desktop and runs XP fine. If your'e not worried about a bit of fan noise, you can go to 1000MHz or 1200MHz. Try here www.itx-warehouse.co.uk/
     
  6. stuartmc

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    Take a look at the Aopen Mini http://xc.aopen.com.tw/ A version that runs i915 chipset and Pentium M or i855 which is cheaper. Not quite a Mac Mini but the closest Windows at present.
     

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