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posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 06:05 AM
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While the price is appealing for more computational power....I worry exactly how much they will charge for delivery of the "service" of using it.....and not fond of storing all my info on a clud system. I understand that I could use a wireless hard drive or plug one into another USB port on the monitor but certainly some of the Desk Top data woulld have to be saved to the cloud as far as how I have my own personal configuration set up.

Seems awfully vuneralable to hacks and criminals and still just how much the "service" will cost and that would most likely be in addition to internet useage fees which are about to be put on as pay as you go systems...imagine haveing to pay for using a cloud based computer in addition to pay as you go internet access....it will be outrageous.

There are still so many places without the internet infrastructure to support such a setup is not ideal at this time and that I still believe it will a little while before it becomes a household item...at least I hope...but the idea is appealing
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posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 06:56 AM
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Originally posted by unityemissions

Originally posted by Ghost375

PCs will never die. Especially for gamers. They're just no alternative. I mean maybe in a long time, cloud computing could handle hardcore gaming, but the technology is just not even close.


Define "close".

Google has already rolled out gigabit internet connections in a city or two, and the internet two (10Gbps) will trickle down from universities and the government into the public consumer market within the decade. Once we have +1Gbps connections to the house the delay will be imperceivable, and everything you do on a workstation will be easily done on a flexible sheet of smart paper via 5g wireless.

PC's are toast by 2020.
edit on 17-1-2013 by unityemissions because: (no reason given)


Second this! I remember when 10 years ago my road got 512 kbps connection (fastest available in my area at that time) - now it's 60mbps cable and fibre optic - the rise in speed has been exponential as opposed to linear, so I'd imagine +1Gbps would be the minimum 10 years time.



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 07:17 AM
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It's a dumb terminal...Nothing new except for the size of it and instead of getting all it's OS capabilities from a server it gets it from a cloud. Question is now....Do you want to trust a "cloud" to secure all of your personal information ???



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 07:18 AM
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Originally posted by boxertwin

Originally posted by unityemissions

Originally posted by Ghost375

PCs will never die. Especially for gamers. They're just no alternative. I mean maybe in a long time, cloud computing could handle hardcore gaming, but the technology is just not even close.


Define "close".

Google has already rolled out gigabit internet connections in a city or two, and the internet two (10Gbps) will trickle down from universities and the government into the public consumer market within the decade. Once we have +1Gbps connections to the house the delay will be imperceivable, and everything you do on a workstation will be easily done on a flexible sheet of smart paper via 5g wireless.

PC's are toast by 2020.
edit on 17-1-2013 by unityemissions because: (no reason given)


Second this! I remember when 10 years ago my road got 512 kbps connection (fastest available in my area at that time) - now it's 60mbps cable and fibre optic - the rise in speed has been exponential as opposed to linear, so I'd imagine +1Gbps would be the minimum 10 years time.


Yep...I've got fiber to PC here at home ! Fast as hell I tell ya



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 07:26 AM
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Meh.

Anything that can't run Blender and ZBrush is useless to me.



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 07:27 AM
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So they just took the Android micro PC thing that's been around for a couple of years now and decided to attach it to a marketing scheme of Dell services?

I hate it when in tech "game changer" simply amounts to finding a way to milk a bunch of rubes by packaging otherwise free things into a paid service.



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 08:15 AM
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Originally posted by unityemissions
They're called PC's on sticks, and have been around for over a year.

I made a thread on a quad-core variant that was briefly mentioned on ATS radio.

Here's the thread:

Quad-Core PC on a Stick $99 !!



None of these are really game changers...

Why you ask? Because of the very fact that tablets are way limited than a PC.
Obviously there is no windows on any of these, no graphics cards...etc. Why would I want to buy a usb sized computer to read things on the internet? You know there will be no flash support or java.

With all that brought to everyone's attention. This is basically a paperless newspaper because everything will be limited for how weak this really is. Did none of you look at the specs? 28MHz is very slow and further proves that this will be very limited. Hell, most of the world cries about 800MHz..."its too slow"

Ever tried getting on the internet with a PSP or a 3DS...not very nice on the machine.

$99 is way over priced, even $50 is as well. Why? Because I just bought a 1.2MHz laptop for $75. I can play games like The Sims 2 on there and more.

I like the concept, but way to early for this. Please for the love of REAL COMPUTERS around the world, focus on virtual reality.



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 08:23 AM
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Originally posted by unityemissions

Originally posted by Ghost375

PCs will never die. Especially for gamers. They're just no alternative. I mean maybe in a long time, cloud computing could handle hardcore gaming, but the technology is just not even close.


Define "close".

Google has already rolled out gigabit internet connections in a city or two, and the internet two (10Gbps) will trickle down from universities and the government into the public consumer market within the decade. Once we have +1Gbps connections to the house the delay will be imperceivable, and everything you do on a workstation will be easily done on a flexible sheet of smart paper via 5g wireless.

PC's are toast by 2020.
edit on 17-1-2013 by unityemissions because: (no reason given)



This post is very laughable and shows how much you really know about PC's and the hardware involved.

Cell phones can be twice as fast as the internet on a PC. Can it play Battlefield 3? Didn't think so. And, anyone who agrees with this post of his, really just likes the idea of a cheap crappy system to use...nothing more.

Either way, cant wait for all you nerf herders to buy this...I will be waiting for everyone to cry about how limited it really is.

Then I will say...USB computer's toast by when they come out. Just like this Bantha poodoo.



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 08:28 AM
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As long as I can still play DEM GAMEZ N PWN SUM N00BS!!



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 08:51 AM
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these aren't really new, dell has just jumped on the band wagon. very awesome tho.

Mini PCs listed on Amazon.com



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 08:57 AM
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Anyone can make their own "mini PC"....Use a mem stick or even a portable hard drive. Load the appropiate drivers, make it bootable if you want then set up your own cloud on your home PC or server as a bic server. You will be able to log on your personal bic server or cloud remotly from any other pc in the world via the web.

I've been doing this for over 10 years, it's not new.
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posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 09:06 AM
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Um yeah cause the cloud is so safe


No way would I own one of those working in IT forget it!



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 09:08 AM
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HA amazing. this never once crossed my mind to do and so very simple after you said it!! thanks Nuke2013.



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 09:10 AM
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It's all well and good until your internet connection goes down. Then what?

PC's on a stick are a non starter for many reasons, this is only one of them for this particular variant.



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 10:00 AM
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Originally posted by johngrissom

Originally posted by unityemissions

Originally posted by Ghost375

PCs will never die. Especially for gamers. They're just no alternative. I mean maybe in a long time, cloud computing could handle hardcore gaming, but the technology is just not even close.


Define "close".

Google has already rolled out gigabit internet connections in a city or two, and the internet two (10Gbps) will trickle down from universities and the government into the public consumer market within the decade. Once we have +1Gbps connections to the house the delay will be imperceivable, and everything you do on a workstation will be easily done on a flexible sheet of smart paper via 5g wireless.

PC's are toast by 2020.
edit on 17-1-2013 by unityemissions because: (no reason given)



This post is very laughable and shows how much you really know about PC's and the hardware involved.

Cell phones can be twice as fast as the internet on a PC. Can it play Battlefield 3? Didn't think so. And, anyone who agrees with this post of his, really just likes the idea of a cheap crappy system to use...nothing more.

Either way, cant wait for all you nerf herders to buy this...I will be waiting for everyone to cry about how limited it really is.

Then I will say...USB computer's toast by when they come out. Just like this Bantha poodoo.


I think you totally misunderstood the post, which is way more laughable! He's referring to cloud computing, where all the computational needs (i.e. rendering millions of polygons in a computer game) is handled off site by big powerful servers, then (via highspeed connection with zero lag) the video and sound is streamed along with user input/key entry/etc from the player.

Doing it this way would mean consumers would need little more than a control input, a screen and a fast wifi/4G (or whatever will be standard then) chipsets.
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posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 10:03 AM
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Nice, anyone know the processing speed?


Modern TV have a USB port, so pretty much any TV can be an instant monitor.



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 10:11 AM
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This is incorrect as your memory stick still needs a PC to function, that's a bootable USB stick (use to be Damn Small Linux back in the day, but due to size/speed of USB sticks now can be full blown operating systems - have had Windows 7 running off of a USB3 Stick, albeit a heavily lightened version)!

The PC on a stick in question contains CPU, RAM, graphics hardware, networking (all normally in a 'system on chip' configuration) and a storage device - all in the space of a USB sized stick that plugs into a HDMI port (not usb).



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 10:15 AM
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Great post OP! Very informative replies, too!

I am thinking in terms of future music making and studio capabilities.

I have to spend a lot of money updating software and buying new soft synths, etc all the time.

Now wouldn't it be great if I just had to have one of these, then for a monthly fee be able to access a digital studio somewhere with all the very latest cutting edge gear! I think a company that offered services like that would clean up, don't you guys???

I am in my late forties now! Man, I am wishing I was younger because technology is going to some amazing places I am sure. I envy the future in some respects.

Like another poster said, it gives hope to see such advances and developments. It shows the better side of humanity. Why they all spend all their money, blood and resources on futile wars I will never know.

Like why don't we all pull together and PROGRESS! We are capable of so much magic.

Clean up the environment, feed the hungry, look after the homeless and lets all have some DIGITAL FUN!

Yea!
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posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 10:21 AM
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Originally posted by RMFX1
It's all well and good until your internet connection goes down. Then what?

PC's on a stick are a non starter for many reasons, this is only one of them for this particular variant.


Good point! If no internet connection then no computer! Though all the info would be still there as it would be server related.

Only answer to that is reliable internet.



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 10:21 AM
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Apparently what I wrote went far over your head.

What I was saying is that cloud computing capabilities are currently limited by latency. Once we have a sub 10ms Gigabit internet, we can send uncompressed HD images which are rendered in the cloud to any smart device capable of merely displaying all the pixels.

What you wrote was entirely besides the point.
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