I'm actually impressed with the Giada Slim-N20 Nettop computer. It's not a cheap, throwaway device by any means, but if you're looking for a stylish media-center computer that is fully customizable, it's hard to beat. If your living room and television double as your workstation and office, it might get you the best of both worlds.
It's not the fastest computer for the price, but it's my favorite Nettop unit to date. If you don't mind spending a little more money for a fashionable computer that doesn't come with pre-installed garbage and bloatware, check out the Slim-N20. I'll be reviewing the Boxee Box by D-Link in an upcoming issue. Although it doesn't act as a desktop computer at all, it's about half the price of the N20, and it's designed for the living room as well.
Shawn Powers is the Associate Editor for Linux Journal. He's also the Gadget Guy for LinuxJournal.com, and he has an interesting collection of vintage Garfield coffee mugs. Don't let his silly hairdo fool you, he's a pretty ordinary guy and can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, swing by the #linuxjournal IRC channel on Freenode.net.
- Readers' Choice Awards 2013
- Mars Needs Women
- RSS Feeds
- Sublime Text: One Editor to Rule Them All?
- December 2013 Issue of Linux Journal: Readers' Choice
- Raspberry Pi: the Perfect Home Server
- IBM Will Minimize Impact of Future Disasters
- Linux Systems Administrator
- Senior Perl Developer
- Technical Support Rep
- So girls had it better ?
1 min 49 sec ago
- Reply to comment | Linux Journal
21 min 56 sec ago
- why is GNOME 3 in the fifth position at 14.1 %?
5 hours 54 min ago
- Sublime Is Brilliant!
10 hours 57 min ago
11 hours 16 min ago
- Rapid[Disk,Cache] better than native ram caching?
11 hours 41 min ago
- Nothing is perfect
11 hours 54 min ago
- Mixtapes Community
17 hours 33 min ago
- KDE is one true DE
18 hours 8 min ago
- Command Line Shells (Bash, Zsh, etc.) are 2nd place
18 hours 36 min ago