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Any experience with Eano "Mini" machines?

Postposted on Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:57 pm

Just ran across these the other day and wondered if anybody has seen / used these Eano "mini"-like boxes. They're not cheap, and I'm not wild about that white patch on the front (which I thought was the optical drive door until I enlarged the pic and realized they use a slot load so it's just the bezel -- but maybe you can slip your own image in there). But they've got that mini form-factor. I'm just wondering if they have overheating or other issues.
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Postposted on Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:56 am

looks kinda sexy!

however, no visible fannage means it probably has one of those slot-style laptop fans in it; some of the pics on newegg show ventilation for said fans.

also, what's up w/ the built-in coax above the ethernet? either it's the port for a wireless antenna, or it's something for a antenna/cable connection. i'm thinking the latter, since there's a little TV icon next to it?

finally, i think the Optiplex 745 USFF can be specced cheaper w/ a 3-year warranty.
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Postposted on Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:06 am

If it has a built-in tuner, then that being the antenna hook-up would make sense.
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Postposted on Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:40 pm

yeah, well, i just don't see anywhere that it might list having its own tuner.
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Postposted on Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:47 pm

eitje wrote:yeah, well, i just don't see anywhere that it might list having its own tuner.


The specification does list a tv tuner.. well, the 7200u model anyway.
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Postposted on Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:49 pm

For the record, the name is "enano" which means dwarf or midget in spanish :P.
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Postposted on Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:38 pm

eitje wrote:yeah, well, i just don't see anywhere that it might list having its own tuner.


Going to the manufacturer's <A HREF="http://www.enanocomputers.com/products/desktops/index.aspx">website</A> helps explain things a bit, but still a little hazy. It has a built in tuner. Why the don't list the coax connector under ports is beyond me.
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Postposted on Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:51 am

sounds like it's intended to be an appleTV competitor, then (amongst other things).
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Postposted on Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:54 am

eitje wrote:sounds like it's intended to be an appleTV competitor, then (amongst other things).


Much more powerful and expensive than that...
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Postposted on Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:50 am

Wajo wrote:
eitje wrote:sounds like it's intended to be an appleTV competitor, then (amongst other things).


Much more powerful and expensive than that...


Think more of a competitor to the Mac Mini.
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Postposted on Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:22 am

except the mac mini is being phased out, it seems, now that the AppleTV is here. at least, i don't think i've seen a refresh of it for the last two hardware bumps the other systems have had. also, i don't think the mac mini EVER had a TV Tuner.
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