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    News - Gigabyte's i7 powered 4-inch square Mini PC

    Tiny aluminium PC is scheduled for an April launch.
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    Re: News - Gigabyte's i7 powered 4-inch square Mini PC

    No DP, no sale. Desktop displays will start properly busting through 1920x1080 this year and i'd like to be able to use one.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte's i7 powered 4-inch square Mini PC

    Don't see what the issue is. HDMI can handle upto 4096x2160,
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    Re: News - Gigabyte's i7 powered 4-inch square Mini PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecube View Post
    Don't see what the issue is. HDMI can handle upto 4096x2160,
    In theory, but find me a monitor that takes resolutions over 1920x1080 over HDMI. Or an intel CPU for that matter. I've got a Dell 30" - it takes 2560x1600 over DP or DVI but not HDMI ... my ivybridge will output 2560x1600 over DP only ... here's hoping haswell will fix that.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte's i7 powered 4-inch square Mini PC

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    Re: News - Gigabyte's i7 powered 4-inch square Mini PC

    I like this and the Intel NUC concept. Ideal as a home server (just add NAS), as an HTPC (as long as HD4000 graphics as a minimum) or low cost business desktop pc.

    Crucial issue for me would be what, if any noise does it make

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    Re: News - Gigabyte's i7 powered 4-inch square Mini PC

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    No DP, no sale. Desktop displays will start properly busting through 1920x1080 this year and i'd like to be able to use one.
    I've had 2560x1440 27" for about 18 months and I was hardly an early adopter. Sure it cost £500 but still... I think you mean "busting through into lower price segments".

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    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    No DP, no sale. Desktop displays will start properly busting through 1920x1080 this year and i'd like to be able to use one.
    Dunno why you think that, but I hope you're right because for ages the leap in price from even a high quality 1080p monitor to a basic model larger one is unreasonable.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte's i7 powered 4-inch square Mini PC

    It would be nice with dual Thunderbolt ports for 4k TV via Intel Collage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecube View Post
    Don't see what the issue is. HDMI can handle upto 4096x2160,
    Not at PC refresh rates, remember films are generally ~24Hz, PC monitors are 60Hz or increasingly 120Hz i.e. up to 5 times the bandwidth for the same resolution. You can't do 1920x1080@120Hz over HDMI for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecube View Post
    Don't see what the issue is. HDMI can handle upto 4096x2160,
    In theory, but find me a monitor that takes resolutions over 1920x1080 over HDMI. Or an intel CPU for that matter. I've got a Dell 30" - it takes 2560x1600 over DP or DVI but not HDMI ... my ivybridge will output 2560x1600 over DP only ... here's hoping haswell will fix that.
    whats wrong with an adaptor from amazon that will probably set you back a couple of quid

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    Re: News - Gigabyte's i7 powered 4-inch square Mini PC

    HDMI is essentially single-link DVI, there's nothing magical about an adapter that will increase bandwidth. Higher resolutions/refresh rates require DP or dual-link DVI.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte's i7 powered 4-inch square Mini PC

    HDMI input and HDMI output ports
    HDMI input, shirley a mistake?

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    Re: News - Gigabyte's i7 powered 4-inch square Mini PC

    How low power? My MSI Windbox DC100 uses 9W idle and is easily capable of doing everything that I throw at it.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte's i7 powered 4-inch square Mini PC

    I imagine this little box of tricks would make a great home theatre PC. Who knows? It may be able to run some half good games too!

    Well done again Gigabyte!

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    Re: News - Gigabyte's i7 powered 4-inch square Mini PC

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecube View Post
    Don't see what the issue is. HDMI can handle upto 4096x2160,
    In theory, but find me a monitor that takes resolutions over 1920x1080 over HDMI. Or an intel CPU for that matter. I've got a Dell 30" - it takes 2560x1600 over DP or DVI but not HDMI ... my ivybridge will output 2560x1600 over DP only ... here's hoping haswell will fix that.
    But you can just use an HDMI to DVI adaptor no?
    I agree it is surprising that DP hasn't caught on more given that HDMI needs licensing fees ie higher costs whereas DP doesn't.

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