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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RE[4]: For a desktop system
by Kivada on Fri 8th Mar 2013 06:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: For a desktop system"
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OK, so what combo of kernel, and drivers allows XvBA to run? Have I missed something when it comes to AMD's drivers?

Because last I checked while the hardware is more then capable of it the drivers on Linux still don't have the ability to make use of the GPU's video codec offloading capabilities. Else every video you play is going to have to be played on THE CPU, which this particular model is not exactly up to the task of doing since it's meant to be in a 9"-12.1" laptop.

Hence why I said you'd need a CrystalHD chip to make this thing a passable system for modern content.

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RE[5]: For a desktop system
by BushLin on Fri 8th Mar 2013 09:29 in reply to "RE[4]: For a desktop system"
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I didn't come here for an argument, things have probably changed since you last checked.

Hardware H.264 decoding in XBMC is fine with the propitiatory driver; to be fair, hardware MPEG-2 isn't complete yet but that isn't something the CPU will have trouble with.

Instead of an unnecessary chip replicating hardware functions already present, it'd surely be better to have the masses create a bigger demand for the finishing touches in areas like this.

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