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festoon

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  1. festoon

    Mini PC

    @DaveS You have to look hard to see it under the monitor...very neat thanks again for your help!
  2. festoon

    Which Compute Stick?

    thanks @noah4x4 Have emailed Scan computers, asking questions about windows pro on compute stick
  3. festoon

    Mini PC

    Thank you @DaveS, really appreciated
  4. festoon

    Mini PC

    @DaveS....are you please able to tell me the size the GN41 dimensions?
  5. festoon

    Which Compute Stick?

    Does anyone of the M3 compute stick owners know does the M3 compute stick (STK2M3W64CC) come with windows 10 home or pro? Edit ignore this question...I think I just found out from amazon page that its win 10 home...... How easy is it to upgrade from windows home to pro. (will need pro to use rdp)...is it just a licence upgrade or a full os upgrade?
  6. Just saw this thread...if you ever do come across a 4.8lbs C6 it would be very nice!!! Can't believ the answer you were given...have you perhaps tried asking this to other vendors of the Astro fi version?
  7. festoon

    Which Compute Stick?

    @noah4x4 that set up is awsome...I am very jealous.... hyperstar Love it!
  8. festoon

    Mini PC

    Just to update on my current thinking I've summarised a few options that I am considering in the post below...any further comments would be very welcome
  9. festoon

    Which Compute Stick?

    One other thing a lot of the Intel i5 NUC's say power requirement 12V to 19V. But then others say 19V supply needed. Has anyone run one of these succesfully off a 12V LiFePO4 battery, and what is the effect?
  10. festoon

    Which Compute Stick?

    I think you hit the nail on the head here I'm with you that M3 is the minimum needed. And based on some of the earlier disucssions here (and on a seperate thread), I have also been considering a mini PC. I've tried to summarise my current thinking in the table below looking at various options both compute stick and mini pc For the cost I've included options like window 10 pro licence. Processor benchmarks and preformance data came from passmark.com. There are probably hundreds of other mini pc's I can add here, but I hope the 3 added are representive of high end-mid range processors. Feel free to give me suggestions of ones to add, or let me know if what is here is wrong Based on this I would rule out the kingdel as it is bigger, uses more power, relatively older i5 chipset, and with the added cost and hastle of needing a windows 10 pro licence will push the cost above £400 That leaves me with the question of m3 compute stick - reasonable performance, small, medium cost, low power consumption, will require a step down voltage transformer or separate battery i5 NUC - Excellent performance, more expensive, probably will require a 19V battery supply or step up transformer from 12V battery GN41- lower cost, reasonable performance, can run off 12V power supply with no tranformer modding
  11. festoon

    Which Compute Stick?

    thanks @noah4x4 I understand where you re coming from with the experience. If it helps current camera Atil 414Ex (1.4 megapixel USB 2.0)...probably one day will be ASI 385MC (2.1 megapixels USB 3.0) Indoor observer I have a Wifi router which extends well into the garden for my current PC, so distance to scope about 5-6m Display happy with 1080p as will be very happy rdp from laptop
  12. festoon

    Mini PC

    Fantastic! Did this go into the M.2 22mmx80 interface?
  13. festoon

    Mini PC

    Cool thanks Is it Ok to run a 19V input ona 20V battery output? Really tempted by the NUC, except they cost a lot more!!!!!!
  14. festoon

    Mini PC

    How did you use the 12V LiFPo battery? Just looking at amazon for it, does it not require a 19V input voltage?
  15. festoon

    Mini PC

    Just looking on amazon, I think the licence only costs about £10.... I have zero experience of Windows 10 setting up, hopefully it would not be too difficult to do
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