[TriEmbed] In need of a tiny, cheap, powerful(ish) computer

Adam Haile email at adamhaile.net
Mon Sep 21 15:19:06 CDT 2015


Forget I mentioned the video thing... that was just an aside. The Pi has
speed issues regardless of that and is not usable. I would love if it was,
but it's sadly not going to cut it no matter what I change. I need a full
x86 type computer.

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 3:53 PM, John Vaughters via TriEmbed <
triembed at triembed.org> wrote:

> >You didn't really give a specification of what your speed issues were
>
> Sorry, I did not read the last line, just a little tired today. The Cubox
> has al kinds of encoding/decoding for sound and video, which is why it is
> such a great XBMC (Kodi) computer.
>
>
>
> On Monday, September 21, 2015 3:27 PM, Alex Davis via TriEmbed <
> triembed at triembed.org> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Anyone have a recommendation for a decent, tiny, and cheap (<$150) PC? I
> > need something to drive the big LED display permanently. The original
> > plan
> > was to use a Raspberry Pi 2, but it lacked the necessary oomph. I was
> > able
> > to run it with little problem off my Lenovo S21e (Celeron N2840) but I
> > wouldn't want to go less powerful than that. And I'd rather higher clock
> > speed (> 2GHz) than more cores. Right now, my only real thought is to buy
> > another S21e (about $170) but a whole laptop seems kind of silly... and
> > for
> > some odd reason, I cannot get basically the same hardware in a tiny PC...
> > you know, without a screen, keyboard, and battery :P
> >
> > Note... part of the reason for the needed power is I've got it setup to
> > do
> > some video display, both from video files and a webcam... that is just
> > dog
> > slow on the Pi.
>
> What about re-encoding the videos to something less CPU-intensive, like
> MPEG2?
>
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