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*Now an Upgraded Model* Gateway SX2110G-UW23 for an HTPC $143 AR/AC + Free Shipping @ Newegg (Refurbished, w/ MASTERPASS)

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Last Edited by deelseaker December 28, 2013 at 11:02 PM
If you didn't get in on the previous popular deal, here is a chance to get an upgraded model for only $12 more. You get a slightly faster CPU and an extra 2GB of memory. It's a super solid deal for a basic yet versatile HTPC. The nicely looking SFF case and HDMI out make it a very attractive budget solution for the living room.

I got one for a family member for $145 AR the previous time it was posted here. You really can't beat the value.

Refurbished: Gateway SX Series AMD Dual-Core Processor 6GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity Desktop PC Windows 8 64-Bit SX2110G-UW23 (DT.GEPAA.002) [newegg.com]

$169.99 - $10 MIR [newegg.com] - 10% Promo Code MASTERPASS = $142.99 + Free Shipping

Specs:
  • AMD Dual-Core Processor E1-1500(1.48GHz)
  • 6GB DDR3 Memory
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics (Integrated)
  • DVD Burner
  • Media Card Reader
  • Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • HDMI Out
  • Keyboard + Mouse
  • 220W Power Supply
  • Windows 8 64-Bit
If you need a wireless keyboard/mouse to go with this, get one of these for $18 $17.10 after the MASTERPASS coupon. I think I saw new ones on sale for $20 before, but that may have been a BF deal.

Logitech K400 (920-003070) Black USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard [newegg.com] (refurbished)

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#16
Considered as an HTPC, but I really prefer Windows Media Center, and it looks like this edition of Windows 8 would require a $100 upgrade to Pro to get it.
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Quote from Farmeroak View Post :
Rather than just saying "the cpu's junk", let's post the benchmark [cpubenchmark.net] so people can judge themselves.
It's junk. The Atom CPU in the Dell Venue Pro tablet is more powerful, while being lighter and smaller than the wireless keyboard OP is recommending.
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#18
this is what i got instead, $109 - $25 rebate -$30 amex and no tax, free ship with shop runner. still available if you're interested.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...CatId=2628
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Quote from spycake View Post :
Considered as an HTPC, but I really prefer Windows Media Center, and it looks like this edition of Windows 8 would require a $100 upgrade to Pro to get it.
Newegg and Fry's both have or recently had deals for Windows 7 under $100. Windows 7 Home premium and above include media center.
I'm not sure what the improvements the Windows 8 media center has over Windows 7.
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#20
This "HTPC" will choke on Netflix HD and Amazon Video HD.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/for...er=3118616
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Quote from caycarem View Post :
this is what i got instead, $109 - $25 rebate -$30 amex and no tax, free ship with shop runner. still available if you're interested.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...CatId=2628

No HDMI ?
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Quote from caycarem View Post :
this is what i got instead, $109 - $25 rebate -$30 amex and no tax, free ship with shop runner. still available if you're interested.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8686579&CatId=2628 ["http]
Your link directs to a list of a lot of refurbs (i'm mobile). What sku# did u get, if you don't
mind?
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Quote from binarysemaphore View Post :
No HDMI ?
you're right - my bad. no HDMI. not good for HTPC unless you have a small form factor hdmi video card.

to the other poster, it's this one below

HP DC5800 RB-700443660785 Intel Dual-Core (2.5GHz), 2GB Memory, 80GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, (Off-Lease)
Item#: 1MB-102120457 | Model#: RB-700443660785 |
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#24
better hope it works perfectly because gateway's technical/repairs service is about as good as asking a frying pan to fix the problem.
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#25
This is a HTPC, to put it into perspective, an apple TV cost $100, ROKU 80-100$, WD $100-200$, this will play any file type, stream any and everything while allowing you to expand the hard drive all things those media players dont do for what $40 more then an ATV, ROKU, WD MEDIA Player...
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I am not going to argue with the many people complaining about the slow CPU. It is. That's not the point. The point is: this is an excellent value for a budget HTPC because of the very good integrated GPU and the decent enough CPU for the task.

The CPU is not faster than your 6-year-old Core 2 Duo? Why should it be when it does what it's supposed to do: handle media playback well? Heck, people spend $600 on a smartphone and get excited that it can stream to their overpriced $1500 Smart TV. So how is an under $150-PC (a $130 one! last week) that can do all those media tasks better and give you more streaming/playback functionality, flexibility and options not a good value?

Sorry if anyone expects more. It's just a simple solution for a popular task - that's all.

EDIT: RealD3Al hit the nail on the head in his post above.
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Quote from MadPup View Post :
Just because it's a POS doesn't mean it's ideal for an HTPC. Some of us actually transcode video on our HTPCs. A POS is still a POS irrespective of the price or the suggested purpose. And maybe you wanna try "Media Player" rather than "HTPC" next time. There is more than a subtle difference.
Great job policing the term "HTPC"! You are providing a fantastic service to the SlickDeals community. Perhaps you could let people decide for themselves what they need from an HTPC?

This is a little anemic for my (and your) usage but for anyone wanting to run XBMC or watch/record live TV using Windows Media Center this will do just fine.

I would personally say that transcoding falls into the domain of "server" duties. That's not to say that an HTPC can't be used to transcode video to other device (that's the beauty).
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Quote from nxsfan View Post :
Great job policing the term "HTPC"! You are providing a fantastic service to the SlickDeals community. Perhaps you could let people decide for themselves what they need from an HTPC?

This is a little anemic for my (and your) usage but for anyone wanting to run XBMC or watch/record live TV using Windows Media Center this will do just fine.

I would personally say that transcoding falls into the domain of "server" duties. That's not to say that an HTPC can't be used to transcode video to other device (that's the beauty).
Exactly. This and the earlier post about this doing everything most people even do on their primary desktops are both dead on. This thing could never cut it as my primary HTPC/media server, but it would be perfect as an extender, or the primary for someone who isn't going to ask the world of it. And, as mentioned, it can't be beat for the price when compared to the other, much less expandable/customizable options out there.

if you're threadcrapping this deal, you're just not acknowledging that other people may have different needs in an HTPC than you do. This will do the basic tasks, and at a great price.
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Quote from RealD3Al View Post :
This is a HTPC, to put it into perspective, an apple TV cost $100, ROKU 80-100$, WD $100-200$, this will play any file type, stream any and everything while allowing you to expand the hard drive all things those media players dont do for what $40 more then an ATV, ROKU, WD MEDIA Player...

So your upgrade track for this item is an expandable hard drive? As stated previously, the Dell Venue is more powerful, and I'm sure you can expand the hard drive in a number of other solutions easily enough using USB OTG, wireless, etc. You'd also save on not having to dump money into all these things associated with this product mentioned in the thread.


IMO your prices for the alternative video streaming devices are quite bloated, unless you're going for the very newest model of Apple TV, Roku, WD, etc., without any sale or discount. In comparison, this doesn't look like a 'newest' model. I've seen the WD on here for less than $40, along with the Roku.


And then there's the AR part.
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Anyone know the idle power consumption on this device is? Also how many sata ports it has ?

looking to replace a file server ( which is currently a single core atom) and this may fit the bill.
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