HP 260 G1 Desktop Mini PC - £99.99 - eBuyer
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HP 260 G1 Desktop Mini PC - £99.99 - eBuyer

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Found 16th Jun 2015
Processor : Intel Celeron 2957U 1.4GHz 2 Cores 2MB Cache
Memory : 2GB DDR3 1600MHz
Hard Drive : 32GB M.2 SSD
Optical Drive : None
Software : Operating System: Windows 8.1 with Bing
Display : Not Included
Graphics : Intel HD
Audio : DTS Sound+TM. HD audio with Realtek ALC221 codec
Input Devices : HP USB Value Keyboard and Mouse
Networking : Integrated Realtek RTL8151GH-CG GbE LOM
Power Supply : 65 W 89% efficient
Dimensions : Width 175mm / Depth 177mm / Height 34mm
Weight 0.7kg
Interfaces
2 x USB 2.0
4 x USB 3.0
1 x Microphone/Headphone jack
1 x audio line out
1 x VGA
1 x DisplayPort
1 x RJ-45
Expansion Slots : 1 x Mini PCIe

Warranty/Miscellaneous
1-year limited manufacturer warranty delivers one year of on-site, next business day service for parts and labour and includes free telephone support 24 x 7

EDIT: It seems many people are mentioning no HDMI. The output is DisplayPort instead of HDMI. This is very common now in modern laptops, many Macbooks now use it as does my Dell Ultrabook. You can simply purchase a DisplayPort to HDMI cable which will carry both video and audio to your display in 1080p. I'm not sure why they use DisplayPort instead of HDMI though, maybe someone knows?
- SpartanDavie

displayport.org/faq/
Thanks BubaMan for the link
- SpartanDavie

Review is here techradar.com/rev…iew
- siliconbits

206 Comments

Good for a basic box for TV, Win7 and XBMC (KODI) install for media streaming.

Nice deal

so tempted as something to stream stuff to another room, but do I really need another mini pc?

Thanks I ordered one from ebuyer at £119.99 yesterday. Called them to ask if they would adjust the price as it had not been despatched yet.

As normal ebuyer made life difficult, so ended up cancelling order, and re-ordering via the same advisor on the phone.
At the end of the call the advisor said "It would have been quicker to adjust the price for you".

Shame its not got a HDMI port.

joedastudd

Shame its not got a HDMI port.


1 x DisplayPort, just buy a cable for £1

joedastudd

Shame its not got a HDMI port.



Displayport to HDMI adapter would sort that out

vinaymanro

Thanks I ordered one from ebuyer at £119.99 yesterday. Called them to ask … Thanks I ordered one from ebuyer at £119.99 yesterday. Called them to ask if they would adjust the price as it had not been despatched yet.As normal ebuyer made life difficult, so ended up cancelling order, and re-ordering via the same advisor on the phone.At the end of the call the advisor said "It would have been quicker to adjust the price for you".


Typical end result that! .. ironically I recall similar 'issues' with some purchases of mine some years back too really? .. beautiful that, huh? lool.

Two questions:
Can you connect touch screen to it?
Can it be run of 12V?
Anyone?

lutek1000

Can you connect touch screen to it?

With effort and expense
lutek1000

Can it be run of 12V?

No

Assuming you want this in the car, I think what you're after is a tablet.
You'll lose USB connectivity (most have a single USB port which doubles up as the charging port) and gigabit networking but it will charge over 12V (with a £2 adapter) and you can get Win8 tabs (with HDMI) for around £50.

Edited by: "BubaMan" 16th Jun 2015

chris4500uk

Displayport to HDMI adapter would sort that out



But you then still need audio cables

The Lenovo deal is good, this is ridiculous for what is a fully functional PC. No, you can't play games at 4K on it, nor will it run SQL Server Enterprise, but for most folk it hits the sweet spot. I've spent more on a PSU!

With SSD/HDD prices finally dropping considerably, functionally effective PCs like this for around £100 and even some decent deals on RAM around now, this is a good time to be buying PC bits and pieces.
Edited by: "juux" 16th Jun 2015

ICTHUS

Good for a basic box for TV, Win7 and XBMC (KODI) install for media … Good for a basic box for TV, Win7 and XBMC (KODI) install for media streaming.


How'd u load Kodi onto this thing?, do u Sideload it somehow, or what?.
And can the Android OS be implimented in similar/the same way? (for stuffs like Showbox, etc?), thanx.

amour3k

How'd u load Kodi onto this thing?, do u Sideload it somehow, or … How'd u load Kodi onto this thing?, do u Sideload it somehow, or what?.And can the Android OS be implimented in similar/the same way? (for stuffs like Showbox, etc?), thanx.



You literally install kodi from the website.

There is a plug in called Genesis that does the same thing.

I'm running Kodi on my nexus player and it works great.

lutek1000

Two questions:Can you connect touch screen to it?Can it be run of … Two questions:Can you connect touch screen to it?Can it be run of 12V?Anyone?


It has an external power supply - http://www.primoit.co.uk/products/UPS-Power-Supply/Power-Adapters/HP/L2X04AA-HP-Power-adapter-AC-100-240-V-65-Watt-acti?searchtrack=Unknown&prodid=2231060#.VX_x3vlVhBc

You might be able to find an adaptor (12V to 19 or so V) to run this.

theshadowman

1 x DisplayPort, just buy a cable for £1


chris4500uk

Displayport to HDMI adapter would sort that out


Where from please?. :-)

As normal ebuyer made life difficult,



Why don't they get their a** in gear & stop behaving like market traders.

It has taken me 3 weeks to replace some D.O.A memory.

benfisher1991

You literally install kodi from the website.There is a plug in called … You literally install kodi from the website.There is a plug in called Genesis that does the same thing. I'm running Kodi on my nexus player and it works great.


Sweeeet, thanx for that. :-)
I've heard of the Google Nexus Box, whats it like?, lol.

juux

The Lenovo deal is good, this is ridiculous for what is a fully … The Lenovo deal is good, this is ridiculous for what is a fully functional PC. No, you can't play games at 4K on it, nor will it run SQL Server Enterprise, but for most folk it hits the sweet spot. I've spent more on a PSU!With SSD/HDD prices finally dropping considerably, functionally effective PCs like this for around £100 and even some decent deals on RAM around now, this is a good time to be buying PC bits and pieces.


Amen to that! lol.

corred1964

But you then still need audio cables

DisplayPort carries video and audio.
displayport.org/faq/

corred1964

But you then still need audio cables



No, you get sound over DisplayPort which will go through the HDMI. You need a converter cable something like this one which I'm using. Cheaper ones are available from other sources.

lutek1000

Can you connect touch screen to it?

lutek1000

Can it be run of 12V?



One alternative might be the linx 10 which does have a separate USB and charge port (it's not USB but it's 5v/2A) or I've heard others say that the linx 8 can be made to use it's single USB port as a USB and charge port using adaptors.

Banned

Excellent deal. Voted HOT!!

tech3475

One alternative might be the linx 10 which does have a separate USB and … One alternative might be the linx 10 which does have a separate USB and charge port (it's not USB but it's 5v/2A) or I've heard others say that the linx 8 can be made to use it's single USB port as a USB and charge port using adaptors.

I have a Linx 8 and this USB hub.
If you plug it into a 2A charger and connect it to the Linx before booting up, it does just work...
The power draw from any USB devices that you connect may outweigh the necessary current to charge.

My 12V car charger isn't capable of 2A, through a 5V USB adapter but there may be better adapters / cars than mine

cjed

No, you get sound over DisplayPort which will go through the HDMI. You … No, you get sound over DisplayPort which will go through the HDMI. You need a converter cable something like this one which I'm using. Cheaper ones are available from other sources.


Ahhhhhhhhhh yes yes!.
Scrolled through 1 or 2 of these last night via eBay .....
Never come across these kind of things before, so was very curious? lol.
Glad that it appears they're allll good then ..... :-)

lutek1000

Two questions:Can you connect touch screen to it?Can it be run of … Two questions:Can you connect touch screen to it?Can it be run of 12V?Anyone?



You just need a 230v to 12v adapter - converts 12v feed to run standard 'home plug' type devices - more common for caravan/camping folk...used to use for the std size playstation2 back in the days

BubaMan

I have a Linx 8 and this USB hub.If you plug it into a 2A charger and … I have a Linx 8 and this USB hub.If you plug it into a 2A charger and connect it to the Linx before booting up, it does just work...The power draw from any USB devices that you connect may outweigh the necessary current to charge.My 12V car charger isn't capable of 2A, through a 5V USB adapter but there may be better adapters / cars than mine


Interesting? .. I may just look into that too ..... :-)

BubaMan

I have a Linx 8 and this USB hub.If you plug it into a 2A charger and … I have a Linx 8 and this USB hub.If you plug it into a 2A charger and connect it to the Linx before booting up, it does just work...The power draw from any USB devices that you connect may outweigh the necessary current to charge.My 12V car charger isn't capable of 2A, through a 5V USB adapter but there may be better adapters / cars than mine



as it's only 65w power supply always the option of buying a 12v inverter for the car/lorry/boat 150w from screwfix is 24.99

http://www.screwfix.com/p/ring-ah-power-source-inverter-single-socket-12v/61728?

sure you could find one even cheap than that if you looked around


Edited by moderator: "Jun 16, 2015 11:38" 16th Jun 2015

juux

The Lenovo deal is good, this is ridiculous for what is a fully … The Lenovo deal is good, this is ridiculous for what is a fully functional PC.



What's the lenovo deal?

benfisher1991

You literally install kodi from the website.There is a plug in called … You literally install kodi from the website.There is a plug in called Genesis that does the same thing. I'm running Kodi on my nexus player and it works great.


Just put on a basic Windows 7 OS and then add Kodi. On the SSD that should run fine.
Or install Linux and Kodi on that OS.

Even though this is fantastic value for what it is, people are talking about putting Kodi on this so I'll remind people that Kodi (and Plex client, TVPlayer, Netflix, iPlayer, etc.) can be run from lesser (cheaper) hardware which include remote controls.

If you have broader needs, this is great value (heated)

Very tempted, how does this compare to the ChromeBox for running Kodi.
Edited by: "rdann" 17th Jun 2015

As a home office workstation you can't really go wrong here. Much better deal than your typical £200 unit

are these fanless? I have a fanless mini pc in my bedroom which is on its way out and this may do the job nicely if fanless.

ICTHUS

Just put on a basic Windows 7 OS and then add Kodi. On the SSD that … Just put on a basic Windows 7 OS and then add Kodi. On the SSD that should run fine.Or install Linux and Kodi on that OS.



Why would you install 7 when it already has 8.1? My 8.1 PC's run Kodi fine and dandy.

Are ebuyer a decent seller? never used them before

I was thinking about this as a PC for my parents, they need something basic for web browsing and not much else. Anyone got any thoughts? Other options would be a Chrome PC?

jinsta

Are ebuyer a decent seller? never used them before



I've been ordering from them for a few years now, deliveries have alwats been quick, bever had a faulty itwm so not sure what the customer service is like, i do like the fact you can pay via PayPal so always covered by thier buyers protection

acholflocik

I've been ordering from them for a few years now, deliveries have alwats … I've been ordering from them for a few years now, deliveries have alwats been quick, bever had a faulty itwm so not sure what the customer service is like, i do like the fact you can pay via PayPal so always covered by thier buyers protection


Sounds good, i need a few monitors and they seem really cheap - been looking online and they seem to have decent-ish feedback so seem quite reputable
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