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    Question How would you compare the ARMNote G1 with the Shuttle SV24?

    I saw the G1 and was in shock at the insanely small size. I have a 88 IROC and I'm extremely limited on space so I was thinking of going with the SV24. I found this thread and couldn't believe how small it was.

    The main reasons I don't like the G1 is the limited memory and HD support. Not having a PCI expansion slot sucks because I wanted to add a 802.11b card. It also uses a proprietary cd-rom/dvd-rom drive so I HAVE to buy their DVD-ROM drive which is $179.

    In theory I could go with a a USB DVD-ROM drive, but I didn't want additional components.

    How much can I get the G1 for as a barebones system? I saw it on TigetDirect, but they want $549! I don't want to buy it with the stuff already included.

    What are your thoughts and views guy?

    EDIT: I spoke to somebody at ARMNote and they said they can't sell a barebones version unless I buy more than 20. After pestering the guy for a few minutes, he said one would cost $395. For $499 I can get a system with a P3 1GHz, 24X CD-ROM, 128MB, etc.

    Problem is I don't want all that junk and $400 for a bare bones machine is way over priced.

    :shrug:

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    You can get a bare bones from directron.

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    Originally posted by PoBoy:
    <STRONG>You can get a bare bones from directron.

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    Thanks man! BTW, he guy I spoke to said you can have up to a 40GB HD and 512MB now.

    I wonder if the ones EZgo are selling are the update or old units.

    That 40GB limit is really odd. Why the heck would somebody limit the size of an HD to something as small as 30GB/40GB? That just dosent make sense.
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    I have the G1. The dvd drive is kind of a lot. The system works well. I have 256mb ram and Windows XP running Cobra and it boots up pretty quick and is really reliable. I'm using a USB->802.11b adapter and it works fine. I also Co-Pilot 2002 connected and an IRMAN.

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    Originally posted by cjones:
    <STRONG>I'm using a USB->802.11b adapter and it works fine. I also Co-Pilot 2002 connected and an IRMAN.</STRONG>
    Wow cool! I wondering if anybody made a USB to 802.11b setup.

    Do you have pictures of your setup?
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    dlink makes a great adapter its model dwl-120
    works like a charm.
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    Cool deal.. I guess I could swallow the charge they want for the DVD-ROM drive, but having to use laptop memory sucks. 512MB is $200 on pricewatch where is standard SDRAM is roughly $50.
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