Looking for a ~$300-$350 htpc that can stream 1080p movies and play extremely light games

Only issue i have is space so it must be small. An example of games would be like runescape so nothing powerful i also will do basic web browsing and streaming from netflix along with watching youtube videos in 1080p.

a few candidates include this lenovo q190
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaCentre-Q190-Desktop-Black/dp/B00CPZJ5EK/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

this zotac zbox nano ad 12 plus
http://www.zotacusa.com/zbox-nano-ad12-plus.html

and this acer revo rl80
http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model-datasheet/DT.SQJAA.001
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  1. Those are basically just netbooks, Very small processors, gfx. Streaming won't be an issue, but any type of gaming will be troublesome. How much room do you have?
  2. clutchc said:
    Those are basically just netbooks, Very small processors, gfx. Streaming won't be an issue, but any type of gaming will be troublesome. How much room do you have?


    Space isnt as much the issue where it will be but i will be traveling very soon and want something i can put in my carry on without adding more than like 4-5 pounds which is also pushing it.
  3. OK. I see. I would probably pick the one with the Celerons with the Intel HD graphics for best video.
  4. clutchc said:
    OK. I see. I would probably pick the one with the Celerons with the Intel HD graphics for best video.


    since the lenovo and acer have celerons would the acer be a better choice?
  5. clutchc said:
    OK. I see. I would probably pick the one with the Celerons with the Intel HD graphics for best video.


    since the lenovo and acer have celerons would the acer be a better choice?
  6. I've never liked Acer. Might just be a prejudice, but they used to have junky stuff. That's been awhile, tho. Maybe they are better now. Lenovo is a pretty trusted name. Used to be IBM's manufacturer: http://www.ibm.com/ibm/us/en/pcannouncement/

    My Thinkpad is a Lenovo. Used to be IBM Thinkpad. Well made.
  7. clutchc said:
    I've never liked Acer. Might just be a prejudice, but they used to have junky stuff. That's been awhile, tho. Maybe they are better now. Lenovo is a pretty trusted name. Used to be IBM's manufacturer: http://www.ibm.com/ibm/us/en/pcannouncement/

    My Thinkpad is a Lenovo. Used to be IBM Thinkpad. Well made.

    i have the ideapad z570 and yeah it was good but it crapped out on me recently its couple years so im fine with that anyway i've decided to get this acer instead
    http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model-datasheet/DT.SPMAA.001
    it seems that this is probably enough to do what i want
  8. OK. Good luck.
  9. Check out the budget computers on hardwarerevolution.com.EDIT.After reading the thread I know I have bad knowledge of laptops.
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