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Topic # 161734 18-Jan-2015 08:07
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Came across this yesterday..

http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_139577.html

Pre-orders until Jan 22nd. Just over $100 NZ . Running Windows 8.1

Ordered one with the intention to use it as a streaming PC for Internet radio.

Has anyone else ordered on? I tending to use it for something other than TV?




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  Reply # 1216810 18-Jan-2015 08:59

Has anyone dealt with Gearbest?

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  Reply # 1216820 18-Jan-2015 09:24
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Plenty of aliexpress sellers with the Pipo X7



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1216907 18-Jan-2015 12:53
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It certainly looks very interesting and very good price compared to the Gigabyte Brix.

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  Reply # 1216935 18-Jan-2015 14:03
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rlevis: It certainly looks very interesting and very good price compared to the Gigabyte Brix.


Brix doesn't run 8.1 with Bing. That's a big price difference right there.

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  Reply # 1216990 18-Jan-2015 15:55
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Would it be reasonably easy to install linux on this? Or is this one of those "locked" devices?

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  Reply # 1217005 18-Jan-2015 16:50
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its just a x86 PC, its not "locked" at all

It probably has UEFI instead of a BIOS

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  Reply # 1217010 18-Jan-2015 17:04
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It looks like it comes with Windows 8.1 installed on a 32GB eMMC which you could reformat for Linux.



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  Reply # 1217150 18-Jan-2015 21:37
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rlevis: It certainly looks very interesting and very good price compared to the Gigabyte Brix.


Hi Ross

I'm hoping this will run streamer :-)

I can't see any reason why it wouldn't... Using a USB sound card.

Cheers,
Grant




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  Reply # 1217163 18-Jan-2015 22:00
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I'm thinking I need to get one..


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  Reply # 1217164 18-Jan-2015 22:03
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why not go for the USB stick rather than this?



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  Reply # 1217171 18-Jan-2015 22:08
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sbiddle: I'm thinking I need to get one..



I may buy a second, if it's a good buy :)




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  Reply # 1217174 18-Jan-2015 22:10
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nathan: why not go for the USB stick rather than this?


You mean the USB powered sticks that run Windows 8.1?

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  Reply # 1217226 18-Jan-2015 23:31
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PC on a stick, yeah

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  Reply # 1217231 18-Jan-2015 23:40
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Discount code available on this site.
http://hometheatrelife.com/pipo-x7-review/

Looks like I better get one. 😄

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  Reply # 1219440 21-Jan-2015 20:15
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Well I am unimpressed to say the least with GearBuy. I placed a pre-order, and then found a coupon online. I asked them if they could apply a credit and they said, no cancel the order and re-order which they told me they would do, but the person who did those jobs wasn't available today (sick). 

I waited a day no email of cancellation, followed up, they said they would cancel it, another 2 days goes by, still no email just jumped into chat they said they cancelled the order but they don't send out confirmation emails. I then go to order the item and it's up in price by $21, discount coupon works to bring it back to the original price I purchased from. 

Basically they delayed my refund until the price + discount coupon meant it was the same price. 

Need to find another sub $100 USD Delivered vendor now. Anyone have any experience with a better e-tailer?


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