We're suffering from "everything must be available everywhere" syndrome due to timetable restrictons / jenga and it'd be nice to replace an upcoming room with something that runs cooler, less power and is cheaper.
pete (13th October 2009)
I got myself a r3600 and it runs Windows 7 OK.
Just read that a dual core Atom 330 version will be released at somepoint!
It'll be interesting to see what happens in the processor market, the atom is an awsome processor.
With the uptake of cloud computing growing by the day the atom is here to stay, a processor with enought grunt to be a desktop/or energy efficient enough to be greener than many others. It'll be interesting to see what alternatives become avalible if there isn't any alreddy?
The AspireRevo R3610 looks very interesting. I am thinking of getting about 30 of those for one of the primary schools we do support for. They have a laptop Suite with old laptops and not enough space for desktops.
What monitor should I get those with? Most of the school software run on 4:3 format.
How about the B173 17" 4:3 from ACER? Will the Revos be able to mount on those screens?
Also I am not sure about the wireless keyboard/mouse but I guess I can always replace them with wired ones...
I reckon the dual core Atom should provide sufficient power for all school software, office suite and firefox internet browsing?!
In my last school we installed 90 eee-box in 3 class rooms. running office, fireworks and flash and all basic apps. Then we had 11 eee-box in the admin offices all running sims and everything else they where able to run on a standard pc.
all eee-boxes are running xp-rm-cc3, we the ict team went for the eee-box as they would look better if we decided to go the thinclient route.
Just got me an NVIDIA Ion 330 Atom for my HTPC and it runs 1080p video fine and with CUDA (?) begining to come into more software I would hope it should eat up alot of tasks thrown at it.
Admittedly mine does little more than play videos so I cant give you a full rundown on its useability but so far im impressed.
We have some mounted on the Acer V173 which looks identical. The only problem with vesa mounting them is that they have the ability to slide up and down and do so too easily, so if you push a usb stick into them, they slide down the mount at the back - not the end of the world, but an annoying 'design feature' none the less. We might have to bodge them with some super glue or something so they stay still!
I would doubt 30 wireless mice and keyboards in a small room is a good idea...Also I am not sure about the wireless keyboard/mouse but I guess I can always replace them with wired ones...
I'm ever so pleased with the Veriton N260G I got from Acer Outlet - it screws to the back of the TV in my girlfriend's flat and just dissapears from view, you can't even tell there's a PC there. Finally, computers are getting so that pretty much anything you buy will be able to do pretty much anything most people want, you don't have to mess around choosing between different expensive upgrades, and manufacturers are making hardware that just tucks away out of site and gets on with things, you don't have to dedicate a whole section of your house as "the computer area" anymore.
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