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  # 2243467 23-May-2019 10:06
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I have a couple of cheap atom based windows computers I got off aliexpress on TVs around the house. Mainly use with the camera software to watch the driveway for pizza arriving. They work ok for what they are, 2 gigs ram and I think 32 gig of slow emmc storage that is still faster than spinning rust drives. I paid about usd 130 each for them a while back, seems prices are pretty stagnent on them and theyve not got cheaper. Way more than an android box but you will at least get updates on it for a while. Some concerns with 32 gig storage going fowards with windows updating so if I did it again I would go for a 64 gig one.

 

windows UI sucks for use at a distance, you have to use a mouse since nothing has support for the arrows and OK like real consumer electronics gear has on it, but its somewhat workable.





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Thanks for the advise everyone. If we go this way we'll do a cheap trial first, maybe with an existing busted laptop. Bit more tricky as she's in another city, but we'll manage.


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