IF , , , there are any remaining club members looking for new hardware (probably not as about a half-dozen of us have upgraded this year or the last couple years) but if still looking . . . savings of $155 (Meerkat) to $910 (Silverback) are pretty awesome!
Plus TCO (total cost of ownership) is generally less for Linux based systems – – especially for setup and update support.
Out of curiosity, I found the sales slip for my currant SONY monitor .. which I thought I bought at a swap meet. Not so … bought 11/23/2004 from NFM .. a Black Friday Sale + $100 mail-in rebate .. monitor + tax + 3 yr warranty = $802.50 before the rebate.
I retired in 2004 .. so this monitor has been on nearly every day for HOURS and still works/looks like new. The grandkids will use it now.
I wanted something new with an HDMI plug .. and Newegg had a 24hr sale .. so .. ASUS MX259H 25″ 5ms Dual HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD monitor IPS Panel …. $189.99 and free shipping. Has built-in sound/speaker system by Bang & Olufsen .. one less peripheral to plug into the NUC. 🙂
Next week is going to crawl by as I wait for the Fedex man . . .
Interesting article regarding Intel’s internal “Management Engine” . . a full computer inside Intel CPU’s. Not a worry for most home PC users, but it’s best to be aware . .
Link to Intel ME article on HTG site
Very cool site . . . has all the music of Vince Guaraldi too. Great for all us Peanuts lovers.
Chris Hoffman puts out excellent technology blogs and articles.
See here: Link to HTG article by Chris Hoffman
and ordered the NUC … with Win10Pro. I REALLY vacillated between the NUC and System 76 .. but the OS that I’m familiar with, and use every day, won in the end. It was also on sale .. and had better not drop further before years end! 🙂
This will be my ‘main’ machine and the grandkids will get the old CPU. Now .. if I could only find an ‘A/B switch box’ that would work with the monitor! [like that’s going to happen!]
Here is the info .. and I’ll let you know how it works!
ABS NUC Mini Desktop Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7567U (3.50 GHz) 16 GB DDR4 500 GB SSD Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit ANUC7I7-001
Soooooo .. I’m wondering if these systems will go on sale between now and years end? I’m getting greedy with what I want .. and the $$ is rising. And I find no data to say that the ‘tall’ case would accept an extra [sata] SSD hard drive.
Ideas … …? ! ?
Ever increasing list of Chromebooks that support running Android Apps via Google Playstore.
Chromium Project – Devices Supporting Android