Zero Hardware Knowledge - Need some help

Discussion in 'hardware' started by PaulBB, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. PaulBB

    PaulBB Registered Member

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    Looking to buy a relatively cheap htpc like, small case PC and I need some input. The PC will be mainly used for YouTube playback, and local video playback (1080p and never 4k) using PotPlayer or MPC-HC. Until now I found those two:

    PC Acer AXC-703 MicroTower 369.6 x 100 x 266.5 mm, Intel Celeron Quad-Core J1900, 4 GB of RAM and 1TB of HDD and a integrated graphic card (Intel HD Graphics), no wifi, with Windows 8.1 already installed. All this for about 280 Euros.

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    The second option is ASUS EeeBOX EB1037, Quad Core Intel Celeron J1900 2GHz Bay Trail, 2GB DDR3, 320GB HDD, GeForce 820M 512MB, WiFi integrated and no OS for 250 Euros.

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    Since I don't know almost nothing about hardware my question is simple: Which one should I buy? Both come with the same CPU and from what I can tell ASUS has a dedicated graphic card something that ACER does not. On the other side ACER has more Ram and a bigger HDD but no WIFI. How is the ACER quality compared to ASUS?
     

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  2. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    I would go for the Acer, the only thing that bothers me is the integrated graphic card, I'm not sure if that will be a problem when it comes to video playback. I have bought a cheap laptop (for someone else) I will see if YouTube videos play fine and will report back.
     
  3. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    OT: I was expecting something totally different from this thread ;)

    Or rather, I read it as "Zero Knowledge Hardware" :rolleyes:

    ... which is rather a riff on homomorphic encryption.
     
  4. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    No brainier, go for the Acer.
     
  5. SweX

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    Between those two I would pick the Acer.
     
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