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Jetway MiniQ Twin: Two Users Simultaneously

The Jetway MiniQ is a family-friendly barebone. By means of an adapter, two keyboards and mice can be used at the same time. Unfortunately, this only works with PS/2 input devices. If a dual-head graphics card is used, then two monitors or TFT screens can also be connected to the MiniQ. The unit has the advantage that two users can use the barebone without interfering with each other. One user, however, can only use the onboard graphics of the i854 chipset. The twin mode doesn't even work in combination with a VGA graphics card. Here, Jetway went its own way, because only the HyperThreading technology of the Intel CPU makes this feature possible. Consequently, for example, one of the users can run Internet or office applications without the second user noticing any loss of performance. However, if one side is playing games, then this leads to a high CPU load. The other user can still work on the computer, but he will notice unpleasant delays. It is logical that both users can't play or write code at the same time because nothing has changed on the CPU. Single 100% CPU loads can't be doubled by means of an adapter. That would be tantamount to discovering a perpetual motion machine.

Plain design

Multifunctional Display
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  2. The Way It Should Be
  3. The Way It Should Be, Continued
  4. Test Candidates With AGP Graphics Slot
  5. AOpen XC Cube AV (EA65): The Multi-talent
  6. Under The Hood
  7. Pros And Cons
  8. AOpen XC Cube EX65: Design Is A Matter Of Taste
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  10. AOpen XC Cube EY65: A Lot Of Intel Platforms
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  13. Under The Hood
  14. Pros And Cons
  15. MSI MEGA Barebones: Two Unequal Brothers
  16. PC Alert 4: Monitoring of the temperature and fan speed
  17. MSI MEGA180: The AMD Version
  18. Pros And Cons
  19. MSI MEGA865: Suitable For Intel Pentium 4 CPUs
  20. Pros And Cons
  21. Jetway MiniQ Twin: Two Users Simultaneously
  22. Under The Hood
  23. Pros And Cons
  24. Soltek QBic EQ3801A: AMD64 Power Barebone
  25. Under The Hood
  26. Pros And Cons
  27. Test Candidates Without An AGP Graphics Slot
  28. Under The Hood
  29. Pros And Cons
  30. Shuttle XPC ZEN: Smallest Barebone With External Power Supply
  31. Under The Hood
  32. Pros And Cons
  33. Test Candidates With A PCI Express Slot
  34. Under The Hood
  35. Pros And Cons
  36. Shuttle XPC SB83G5: VW Meets Barebone
  37. Under The Hood
  38. Pros And Cons
  39. Noise Measurements: All Candidates At A Glance
  40. Configuration Table
  41. Configuration Table, Continued
  42. Configuration Table, Continued
  43. Test Equipment, Continued
  44. Accessories: Useful, Useless And Comical
  45. Shuttles TFT In An XPC Design
  46. Shuttle XP17, Specifications
  47. Shuttle PC40: Upgrade To Quiet Power Supply
  48. Lights Go On In The Peripheral Connectors
  49. Molex Connector: Let There Be Color
  50. RAM Freezer From Revoltec
  51. Area 51 Is Everywhere: The Aliens Have Landed
  52. Conclusion
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