A teeny tiny media device like this must be limited on storage space, if this is (most likely) the case, then having to run an ethernet (or maybe USB?) cable to it is an inelegant solution if you are placing it either hidden from view or just anywhere in the living room. WiFi stands out as a serious omission in my view
dreamphantom_1977Why the cheap 1980's woodgrain?
Err, they said its bamboo... which is actually pretty 'fashionable' at the moment... 80's wood grain effect looked very different to this. Also if you look at the photo's on engadget's site its clearly real bamboo and not a veneer (which I assume is what you mean by 'wood grain effect'), and looks pretty good because of it too.
a b Î Nvidia
gsacksI don't care if it IS real bamboo. It still reminds me of my father's Oldsmobile. Yuck. And using bamboo isn't green either. A bamboo shortage is threatening the Panda population. Has been like that for years.
Bamboo is considered green because its renewable and grows damn near anywhere. Pretty damn fast I might add, at least here in the States. Bamboo shortages in China are do to a life cycle fluxuation of the species of bamboo that the pandas eat. The type of bamboo used in the manufacture of furniture, flooring and the htpc, are not in anyway threating the pandas. Thanks for being a negative nancy.
Quote:Of course, it's also got Nvidia's Tegra 2 inside (announced at CES in January), which we know runs Android or Windows CE and is capable of 1080p and Flash video.
That doesn't sound like a PC. Oh, wait, Nvidia has no x86 license.
There are lots of external hard drives with media playback and network capabilities on the market, yet nobody calls them PCs...
In my book, you need to be able to support a full x86 OS in order to call the thing a PC.
Besides, Tegra is supposed to be a mobile chipset. So why the long faces at the size? It probably also fits a 2.5 notebook HDD comfortably in there. And it must have an external power brick supplying the juice.
No surprises here, but I won't argue the capabilities of Tegra 2, which are nevertheless quite impressive.