Mac Mini Alternatives

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  1. FrederickGeek8

    FrederickGeek8 Active Member

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    I what to build something kinda close to a windows 7 tablet. I found a cheap touch screen display but I am looking to something that is like an mac mini (just a small computer) that run windows 7
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    not sure if this is what you were looking for, but you could always install windows 7 on a mac mini (using bootcamp).
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Just look up a basic Nettop.
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    FrederickGeek8 Active Member

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    Also I don't want it to be too expensive
  5. Oliver Barker

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    If you're wanting a tablet you're best bet is to buy a netbook with the standard 1.6Ghz atom and then tear it apart. You'll have everything you need to make a computer! If you have a decent touchscreen. And the chances are its a netbook so it'll run windows 7. If not you can always upgrade.
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    If it's a netbook though, it will come running Windows 7 Starter. Which restricts lots of things :/ Go for a mini-desktop or the likes. There are loads out there, and most are cheaper than the Mac Mini.
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    Then just use a copy of Windows premium...
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    That's extra onto the cost, Starter to Home Premium AnyTime Upgrade is $80/Around £50.
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    Or buy a netbook that doesn't come with Windows 7 starter......

    Quick fix.

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