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Old 07-14-2013, 12:26 PM   #16
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FWIW I use a laptop in a dock running 3 27" screens using a wireless keyboard/mouse all day every day at work. Then I bring it home with me on weekends. Works great.

They do make tiny little PCs now. We have one in our conference room at work. Its probably 3" thick and 5" long/wide I'd guess. I think it only has USB and HDMI outputs thought.

Why the aversion to an external power supply? You know PCs have the same thing more or less, just bolted to the inside of the case right?
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:03 PM   #17
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An external PS is just more clutter, that's all. The old Angel unit had a standard power suply and hard drive in the base. All the other ports were on the back/sides of the monitor. Setup was VERY fast because all I need to connect was the AC power cord. And add whatever communication cables the job called for. I really liked how fast and simple it was.

I've nailed down the monitor to the Viewsonic VG932M-LED. The vesa adapter surface is free for PC mounting. Keyboard and mouse will be the Logitech MK270. At this point the Mini-box M350 looks like the best case.
Motherboard: MI980 Onboard BGA1364 4th generation Intel® mobile Core i7/i5 Intel QM87 seems to have the best multiple port support.

http://www.ibt.ca/v2/industrialboard/minitx.html
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:09 PM   #18
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http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=3#NU-057WI

Looks like what I was originally searching for (smallest mini-itx with AC power supply). At 10" x 9.4" x 2.6" it could go on a vesa adapter.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:36 AM   #19
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:06 AM   #20
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Lots of punch in that little package. The price points makes the dongle nightmare look almost tolerable.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #21
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http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/d...o-q520-review/

Fujitsu Esprimo Q520 (or 920)

No RS232 but everything else.

Great mini PC. Not sure if they ship in the US. Looking to get one myself, trying to figure out how to ship to HK as they don't stock locally.
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:55 AM   #22
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I am programming Modicon PLC's with a Wonderware front end. We are using these, with 8G of ram, and a 256 Gig SSD.

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Old 12-01-2013, 07:49 AM   #23
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These are expensive, but run very well in an industrial environment. http://www.stealth.com/littlepc.htm
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:35 AM   #24
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These are expensive, but run very well in an industrial environment. http://www.stealth.com/littlepc.htm
WE are running those ones underground in the mine ...with a very good success rate.
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:38 PM   #25
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Fujitsu Q520 arrived yesterday. Impressive build quality.

Aluminium case. Built in West Germany. Internal PSU. Don't think these are sold in the US.

i3 4130T HD4400 board, Wifi/BT, 500Gb Drive, DVD-RW drive, 4Gb DDR3, DVI & DP, 4 x USB3, Win 7 pro.

Slightly bigger than a tin of beans. Booted up no problem and running through the HDTV at the moment. Did I say I was impressed?

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