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Discussion in 'Mobile Phones and Media Players' started by dario14, Jul 5, 2014.
Just saw thishttp://blog.newegg.com/worlds-small... a great little emulator and media player box.
There are already better alternatives to even that as far as performance power goes. The only thing impressive about the icube is it's size. 8 cubic square inches, and that the $70 and up models have 64-bit ARM processors.
If you want some serious emulation and gaming without plugging in a laptop, then you should look up TV-based devices with a Rockchip RK3288 processor. The GPU on that thing nearly rivals $600+ flagship devices that released less than a year ago. Only one or two devices with that chip just became available for purchase about 2 weeks ago.
I am pretty interested now that I got to look more into it. But I lack the money to get one.
Still I love my Raspberry Pi, so anything like it makes me interested.
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LightyKD would love to hear about this
I like it, but I don't like the way the world is miniaturizing everything.
Take the eSATA... that's a decent feature.... but it also means (unless there's an internal eSATA to USB3 conversion going on) that the motherboard would be quite capable of having an on-board SATA. Put it in a nice mini-ITX case with a hard drive or two, stick a decent Linux distro (or even Android) and appropriate software, and you've got the ultimate NAS with DNLA Server, direct playback, and gaming facilities.
The device looks very promising. I will keep an eye on it.
Just FYI Linux/XBMC won't play Netflix and Hulu. That's one major problem if you're comparing to roku. A better alternative to Roku would be the Amazon Fire TV. As for an emulator box, try an NVIDIA shield?