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    Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    Comes with Windows 10 pre-installed, available in time for 'back to school' season.
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    Re: Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    Glad to see one available for a sensible price finally. Still seems crazy that a windows tablet costs about the same as this. You'd think dropping the screen would reduce the cost...
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    Re: Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    At that price I would be tempted to buy one just to try it out and then mod the heck out of it (no idea how yet but fun to try)

    Of course Archos do not have the best reputation for build quality - but you get what you pay for.

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    Re: Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    Also no battery, less materials & even less buttons count.

    Heck, a smaller box with less weight for even less shipping charges!

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    Re: Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    Seems prices are getting there.

    The good thing is before I buy one I can test using my tablet of the same spec that everything can/will work as planned.

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    Re: Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    Something like this may replace the Chromecast in the bedroom :-)

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    Re: Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    Quote Originally Posted by cjs150 View Post
    At that price I would be tempted to buy one just to try it out and then mod the heck out of it (no idea how yet but fun to try)

    Of course Archos do not have the best reputation for build quality - but you get what you pay for.
    I'm with you on this. And I can't help wondering what would the response be if you approached Archos to get a refund on the Windows license (assuming that you wanted to use Linux etc).

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    Re: Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    And I can't help wondering what would the response be if you approached Archos to get a refund on the Windows license (assuming that you wanted to use Linux etc).
    Would likely fall under the 'free windows for sub 9 inch displays' or windows with bing.

    I like the idea and the price is better but what is it with companies using these stupid colours that just don't fit in their intended locations, hp did a tiny 'windows with bing' box and then put it in a bright blue box, now archos have done it. Don't they realise that blue just doesn't work in most peoples living rooms (hell it wouldn't work in any other of my rooms either), a location that I would bet a high percentage of people would use these boxes.

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    Re: Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    ... Don't they realise that blue just doesn't work in most peoples living rooms ...
    Gioven this thing is about the size of a large USB memory stick and will most likely be shoved in the back of a huge TV, I don't think the colour is going to be of concern to anyone - if you can see that the thing's blue then you've done something wrong

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    Re: Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    Case colour isn't such a problem, LEDs so bright that behind the TV is a light show might be. Mind you, I have a USB charger in my bedroom that proves that a bit of black insulating tape can cure both those problems

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    Re: Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Gioven this thing is about the size of a large USB memory stick and will most likely be shoved in the back of a huge TV, I don't think the colour is going to be of concern to anyone - if you can see that the thing's blue then you've done something wrong
    It would need to be on an extension cable for me to use it like that, my Samsung tv's have the ports stuck side ways and fairly close together meaning I'd only be able to use 2 slots. It wouldn't be as much of an issue if they'd stuck the port more to one side because it can go top or bottom socket that way. .

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    Re: Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    So if it's got Word, Excel & Powerpoint Mobile pre-installed does that mean the OS is the mobile version rather than the proper x86 version ?

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    Re: Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonHighwayman View Post
    So if it's got Word, Excel & Powerpoint Mobile pre-installed does that mean the OS is the mobile version rather than the proper x86 version ?
    It's x86/x64 version (it's an atom cpu) pre installed but that doesn't mean that it's anything more than a trial version.

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    Re: Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    This'd make a perfect little Plex Home Theatre / Emu-Arcade machine.

    Shove Hyperspin on it, throw in a 64GB microSD filled with roms and connect a controller and away you go.

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    Re: Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    I actually like this, not sure if I would get one myself for the home but can certainly see where it may come in handy when out and about.
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    Re: Archos launches HDMI PC Stick, sets UK price at £79

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DemonHighwayman View Post
    So if it's got Word, Excel & Powerpoint Mobile pre-installed does that mean the OS is the mobile version rather than the proper x86 version ?
    It's x86/x64 version (it's an atom cpu) pre installed but that doesn't mean that it's anything more than a trial version.
    Ah that's good, I might pick one up then and see how it does as an HTPC. Thanks LSG501

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