Asus alternative to the Rasp PI

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    piggzy said:

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Mystical_2K said:

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    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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    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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