small form PC

  mr_mitch85 21:59 07 Nov 10

im looking for a cheap PC to sit under my TV and show things like bbc iplayer, movie files, etc on the large screen.
ive found this one so far
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first question is it powerful enough to show bbc iplayer in HD - as I know some computers struggle with it.

secondly - id probably want to add a hdmi output socket. there is a free PCI-Express slot available, but apparently it has to be half size to fit in... what does this mean?

what type of card would I need?
also how would I connect the audio up.. if I put a graphics card in and used hdmi to connect to TV.

  Ashrich 00:59 08 Nov 10

I think you'd find the graphics capability lacking , as there is no dedicated card , only the very weak Intel GMA900 that won't handle HD .

Better going for an Atom based small form factor PC with NVidia Ion onboard graphics and chipset , they do support HD and are much smaller , neater and quieter .


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