CuBox-i, a better Ouya and Roku replacement?

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    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.
     
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    Sounds sweet
     
  4. Lilith Valentine

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    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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  6. BORTZ

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    LightyKD would love to hear about this
     
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    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.
     
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    The device looks very promising. I will keep an eye on it.
     
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    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?