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Old 06-01-2012, 12:26 PM
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$199 Fanless PC - Sage Client?

Here is a review of the Jetway AMD G-T40E PC. It is a barebones system that retails for $199 (without storage, RAM or OS) but you might be able to put together a complete system for less than the going rate of an HD-300.

There are a few strange drawbacks however, including a DVI port but no HDMI and no multichannel sound, just a line-out stereo plug.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/Jetway_G-T40E
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:30 PM
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There are a few strange drawbacks however, including a DVI port but no HDMI and no multichannel sound, just a line-out stereo plug.
I would call those show-stoppers, myself
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:33 PM
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The first less than the second as a DVI-HDMI cable or an adapter would solve that issue.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:10 PM
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I think i'd be more likely to get this Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 fore $320. It has an HD (though not SSD), Win7 and uses a D2700 ATOM paired with an AMD 6450A.

It doesn't look like it has an IR receiver, however.
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An DVI to HDMI is approximately $5. A USB to SPDIF is approximately $25 to $30.

So that adds about $30. Than you need to add Windows OS and Ram.

Looks like the Lenovo is the better deal.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:23 PM
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I think i'd be more likely to get this Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 fore $320. It has an HD (though not SSD), Win7 and uses a D2700 ATOM paired with an AMD 6450A.

It doesn't look like it has an IR receiver, however.
Got 1 of these works great as a client. Also able to play Console emulation games. Mame nes ... etc... Newegg has them for 309 now. Free shipping

Another thing I like about it is that it has sound through HDMI.
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Does it play HD smoothly?
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:54 AM
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I have no problem playing 1080i.
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