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    Default Asus alternative to the Rasp PI

    Thought this was the best section to post in. May interest some of you.

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    Asus 4K powerful Rasp alternative. More RAM, more power etc

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    Default Re: Asus alternative to the Rasp PI

    Nice kit but too expensive.

    The Pi is pretty much bang on as regards price vs horsepower vs flexibility I think. 50 buys you a complete kit inc psu and case.

    I reckon if Asus had stayed below the 45 barrier (which I'm sure they could have) then they would sell bucket loads of them, but at 55 plus all the needed extras people will just buy a Pi
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    Default Re: Asus alternative to the Rasp PI

    Yes I noticed after posting that the 45 quoted was ex VAT.

    I really like the look of it and as I personally have always found ASUS gear to be solid and reliable I am still possibly tempted... not sure. As you say it is just that little bit too much

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    Default Re: Asus alternative to the Rasp PI

    Well if you want 4k then you'll probably have to go for the Asus but I think once you factor in the extras you need to buy such as psu, case, storage etc, you're looking close to 100. You're heading towards dedicated TV box territory then or even small form factor PCs.

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    Default Re: Asus alternative to the Rasp PI

    I think you are right. Great idea just not the right price point. Will keep an eye out for second hand in a few months time ;-)

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    Default Re: Asus alternative to the Rasp PI

    if they could have price-matched the Pi (or close to it) then I think they would have a great product that people would want but its too expensive at the moment for an impulse purchase
    most people I know who got a Pi originally bought it because it was cheap and looked fun, not many had a definite plan of what they wanted to do with it
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    Default Re: Asus alternative to the Rasp PI

    Not sure why but they have confirmed it will not run Netflix 4K but will do h264 etc. okay - so Kodi would benefit

    Don't think I'll bother though. My Pi3 is more than adequate for it's purpose.
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