I have the Rikomagic , MK902 and a . Each of these cheap desktop computers as advantages and disadvantages. For all of them, you will need to buy extra things, like a pointing device and keyboard. You also will need some kind of display. This is where you can get creative. Most displays can accept high definition input, so I can plug any of these into cheap desktop computers by plugging them into any computer monitor and using it as a desktop pc. The beauty of these devices is that you can also hook them up to your HDTV with the HDMI connector. This saves you the expense of even having to buy a computer monitor.
I love to record music and do video editing. As I discussed, cheap desktop computers do not work well for these applications. So, I have a power horse of a computer that I dedicate to those things. So, why then do I have about 4 other cheap desktop computers and how to I use them?
When trying to decide if cheap desktop computers are the right choice for you, it depends on the demands you will be placing on these devices. Do the applications you need to use require a lot of processing power, such as video editing and converting? Video editing, multi-track audio recording require a lot of CPU power, memory and hard disk IO. In addition, if you do a lot of gaming, then you are already aware that most games place a lot of demands on graphics, in addition to processing and IO.