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Wifi Ezcast
EZCast is a powerful home media sharing software, you can complete mobile phone, tablet, PC screen on the TV to switch to the big screen per
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Rich Fei

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Michael J King

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I have it running on my Thinkpad x200 and its super fast, many apps work and lots don't but its a live usb/cd nothing to loose playing! Flipboard, Facebook gmail, Google music sync and work great,   Web browsing still needs some work..
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Brad Linder
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Anyone have any experience with an Android TV stick with an external antenna? Poor WiFi reception seems to be the biggest problem with many of these devices... 
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I've noticed that my MK808 is sensitive to being left on...I popped
mine open, to see two patch antennas, an aluminum heatsink and a
piece of copper foil attached to 2 RAM chips. An external antenna
(dual antenna) should be easy to add this with a quick soldering iron...
$7 on ebay. I'll cut up an old heatsink (one with fins) for the CPU,
and find some video ram heatsinks for the other side. I don't know
if I'll bother putting the CASE back on, it doesn't help with cooling issues.
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Lorne Hammond

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Zealz GK802 running linux $100.00 quadcore i-MX6 / A9

I believe this is the first quadcore ' mini pc ' dongle device out there now.

http://www.geekbuying.com/item/Unii-GK802-Fresscale-i-MX6-Quad-Dure-Cortex-A9-DDR3-1GB-RAM-8GB-ROM-TV-Box-Dongle----Black-312807.html
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Brad Linder
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This analysis pretty much hits the nail on the head -- but ignores a larger issue: there's a big discrepancy between what's good for PC makers/sellers and what's good for consumers. Shoppers want a range of pricing options, and are willing to buy less-than-amazing products at low prices. But PC makers desperately want out of the low profit margin business and so they're trying to kill those options.

If sales remain sluggish, the only solution will likely be for PC makers to either lower prices yet again... or find something else to sell. 

I'm betting on the former -- don't forget, netbooks were selling for over $500 in 2008 before prices dropped to the sub-$300 range. The same could happen with ultrabooks and Windows 8 tablets.

Unfortunately if that does happen, we'll probably see PC makers pull out of those markets and look for something else to sell. 
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Slowly or not at all, even the cheerleaders have to admit that if you're force fed win 8 on a new laptop at least you can downgrade it. 
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Brad Linder
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What do you think? What's the best nettop... or does a nettop even make sense as a category these days?
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Elison Niven

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Hello All,
Is there a notebook with the following specs:

14.1" to 15.6"  FHD 1920x1080 matte screen
3rd Gen Intel core Quad core i7 >= 3630QM (2.4 to 3.4 Ghz)
>= 16 GB RAM
>= 250 GB SSD (6 GB/s)
Lightweight with battery life > 6 Hours
Graphics card optional - Intel HD4000 will do
The usual a/b/g/n wifi, bluetooth, webcam.
Backlit keyboard
DVD RW/Bluray optional.
No OS purchase required (will run Linux).
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If by "3rd Gen Intel Processors" you mean Ivy Bridge, then the MacBook Pros have Ivy Bridge. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/06/macbook-pro-gets-retina-display-macbook-air-also-updated-with-ivy-bridge/
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Joshua M.

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Tronsmart T428 Mini PC Forum
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Andrew Zumwalt

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So I've been watching the Liliputing space for a while now, but I am hesitant to pull the trigger on one of these small Android sticks. Is your data secure (Google Account info) or could it get siphoned off to some other party? Does Google build some protection into the software? Or could anyone mod Android to have a backdoor? I guess I could use a throwaway Google account, but that seems to defeat most of the purpose! I did some general searching, but I haven't seen anyone address this...What do you think? 
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If you get one of those, you'll more than likely want to put the great rom Finless onto it. http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?3857-NEW-MK808-quot-all-models-quot-Finless-1-7
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C Gosch

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Ok, after a while searching for a good, portable notebook (read: ultrathin/ultrabook), I think there is not one that I would really call "good", except /maybe/ the Toshiba z930.
Therefore, I tried making my old Acer 1810tz (see link) a little more bearable by replacing the hard disk with an SSD. The device used to be awfully slow.
With the SSD and after replacing the operating system with a new Arch Linux installation,
it feels blazingly fast, is very nice to work with except for the screen, which in my opinion really, really sucks. Otherwise, it is quite ok for me until some manufacturer comes up with a decent notebook.

The bootup time is about 17 seconds, and it shuts down in about 2 (!) seconds.
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It improved, but not as much as yours.. probably because the UL20A only has a SATA II interface, so it couldn't take full advantage of the SATA III drive I bought. 
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Brad Linder
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Hey look! It's a cheap Chinese tablet (with stock Android and on-screen volume buttons) which someone put in a Galaxy Tab 3 box
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Looks really cool!
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Brad Linder
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You can follow all our CES 2013 coverage at this link... what new products are you most excited by so far?
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Liliputing

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Are you willing to pay $750 or more for a Windows 8 computer with the performance of s $400 laptop... if it also happens to function as a tablet and offers 7+ hours of battery life and up to 15 hours of battery life with a keyboard dock? 
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No.. absolutely not.  the prices are stratospheric and the platform is not mature enough to warrant expenditure like that. I can see a major shift now to ' good enough ' devices and as I know you're watching whats happening in china the utter explosion of mini-pc's running android are whats dominating. I'm looking at the S21H right now, 2nd gen imito MX1 with 2gb and a rockchip 3066. I think the majority of the world is shifting to cheaper consumer devices that are good enough to get things done.
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