MiniPC, Barebones System - Use as Stereo?

  gplatt2000 19:19 07 Jan 2004

HI there! I am thinking of buying a 'MiniPC' barebones system, and after reading a review in a PC magazine (sorry not PCA - didnt have it in at the service station!), the Asus Pundit AB-P2600 seems excellent at just £135. However, I would like to know if anyone has ahd any experience of this system, or if anyone knows if it can play back CDs instantaneously without booting into Windows - for use as the main CD Player in the house (with volume control, skip track etc)?

The MSI Mega 180 does this and seems very good, but at £306 its a bit steep comparatively!

Thanks a lot for any comments


  gplatt2000 19:44 07 Jan 2004

Forgot to mention - does anyone nkow if the Pundit has enough inputs/outputs to connect an external DVD-R and an external Sounblaster Audigy? Thanks again


  Tim1964 23:00 07 Jan 2004
  gplatt2000 16:31 08 Jan 2004

Thnkas a lot for that Tim - I have already had a look tere ,and now know that yes I can easily have the Audigy. But I cant find anything on whether it will work as a Hi-Fi or not - I suppose iftheyre not promotiong the fact it probably doesnt?? Anyways Ive sent them an email so Ill see if they get back....

Thanks again

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