• You can get a Ryzen 7 mini PC on Amazon for $360. With Windows, but Linux runs fine on it.

    The one I linked has a WiFi/BT card that I could not get running, but the Ryzen 5 version worked OOTB no issues.

    I know you were only replying to the comment above about ODroid, and I agree with what you said. I also have several ODroids, and I have learned to dislike Linux on ARM. I have one U3 that will not power on, at the moment, so I’m a bit sour on ODroids.

    Given the existence of the Trigkey offerings, what justifies the $900 price on the OP machine, do you think?

    • @h3ndrik@feddit.de
      8 months ago

      That Odroid has an Intel processor, so no Arm. But I have no issues with that. I ran a few single board computers that were okay (except for the gpu).

      I don’t think the price is entirely justified. Maybe you pay for the name and support a local company. And it’s better integrated than on some cheap stuff from China. Idk.

      Thanks for the link. But I’d have to pay an additional $85 for taxes/duties and shipping. And at this point I think I’d pay the difference to get one with the current generation of ryzen processors which have way better graphics and DDR5 RAM. This mini pc claims to have all that, 32GB RAM and 1TB SSD at a price tag of 519€.

      • Huh. Maybe I have the model wrong; I’ve had it for several years. I’ll have to pop the case tomorrow and check. In any case:

        gurthang ~ % uname -a
        Linux gurthang #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Dec 3 18:40:50 BRST 2014 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux

        whichever model it is, it’s definitely ARM. I bought two at the same time for a home automation project, and one had since kicked the bucket.

        Re VAT: oof. I got 64GB RAM for mine for only a little more than your taxes. That’s rough. Good luck, whatever you choose.

        • @h3ndrik@feddit.de
          18 months ago

          I have no clue. I just typed in the name into google. Maybe it showed me the wrong specs. My numbers would be off then but I don’t really care because I don’t want to buy one be that as it may.

          Hehe. Yeah thanks for the link anyway. I can find the same or a similar product on Amazon Germany and it will be significantly cheaper.

          I just haven’t decided yet if I want a mini pc in the first place. I always wanted one of those Ryzen 7000 in my laptop. I could use that money and have it contribute to one of those current framework laptops.