Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Mar 2013 23:41 UTC, submitted by Nth_Man
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "HP, the worlds biggest PC vendor as of 2012, has today launched a brand new all-in-one PC running Ubuntu. But the real 'wow' factor comes from its pricing. At just GBP 349 HP have pitched the PC well within the reach of your average consumer. A similar, though not identical, model is also available with Windows 8 priced at GBP 499."
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For a desktop system
by Kivada on Wed 6th Mar 2013 03:11 UTC
Kivada
Member since:
2010-07-07

The specs are pretty damn anemic. An E2-1200? Really? A netbook CPU in a desktop?

If you are going to ripoff the iMac you may as well try and compete with it. Give it at least a 1920x1080 screen, a quad or octo core AMD CPU and an option for either the HD7970m or GTX680MX MXM GPUs so you can still have good gaming capability in side of the space and heat constraints of an all in one.

For the money I'm sure I can beat this thing with an off the shelf ITX system that I can strap to the back of any screen with a VESA mount.

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RE: For a desktop system
by Morgan on Wed 6th Mar 2013 04:25 in reply to "For a desktop system"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

For the money I'm sure I can beat this thing with an off the shelf ITX system that I can strap to the back of any screen with a VESA mount.


Apart from aesthetics, you're pretty much spot on. I wonder if someone will come out with an Intel NUC based solution similar to this? That board would fit inside many cheaper model LCD monitors.

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RE: For a desktop system
by BushLin on Wed 6th Mar 2013 17:30 in reply to "For a desktop system"
BushLin Member since:
2011-01-26

What you just described would probably be three times the price.

This is a budget system, made cheaper by tossing out the windows licence. It's not aimed at gamers.

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RE[2]: For a desktop system
by Kivada on Thu 7th Mar 2013 05:39 in reply to "RE: For a desktop system"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

Neither is the iMac, but there is no excuse for putting a netbook class CPU in a desktop box.

I'm saying is that there is a void in the market, and nobody is willing to fill it as everyone wants to use the most bare ass minimum hardware available and call it a day creating machines that are likely to be slower then what most people already have.

The E2-1200 is too slow for 1080p video and will likely struggle with high bitrate 720p unless they included a Broadcom CrystalHD BCM70015 in there to offload it since you don't have proper video acceleration yet with AMD GPUs and likely wont until at least the HD8000 drops as they claimed some time back that they where working on redoing the way the video acceleration was implemented so that they could allow for them to have something like VA-API or VDPAU to actually work.

Couple that with a GPU thats barely passable for only about half of the currently available games just wreaks of a terrible user experience and thus poor sales.

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