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Daily News Stuff 21 February 2024

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  • If you want to build your own mini-ITX storage server, there aren't many great motherboard options.  The Topton N11 is one.  (Liliputing)

    If you don't mind buying a $500 motherboard from AliExpress.

    It has a built-in Ryzen 7840HS CPU, nine SATA ports, four 2.5Gb Ethernet ports, two M.2 2280 slots, two DDR5 SODIMM slots, a PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, supports three monitors over HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-C, plus three regular USB 3 ports and one audio jack.

    If you want something a bit cheaper, the same company offers a $166 version of the board with an Intel N100 CPU.  Two of the USB ports are downgraded to USB 2, the PCIe slot is just x1, and it has six SATA ports rather than nine, but the networking and video configuration is the same.

  • If you're tired of seeing good SSDs at five cents per gigabyte, the Crucial T705 costs four times that.  (AnandTech)

    It does run at 14.5GB per second, but so do four cheap SSDs in RAID-0.

  • Asus' Zenfone was one of the last remaining reasonably-sized phones, though with a 5.9" screen not actually small.  So Asus is making it bigger.  (The Verge)

    As the article notes, even Apple can't convince people to buy smaller phones anymore.  I'm just waiting for screens to reach 8" so I can buy a decent tablet once again.

Disclaimer: Don't let the sudden outbreak of World War III distract you from the fact that Pekora bought a faqing monkey.

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1 That lower-spec topton board looks like a much better deal for my uses.  Shame it's an intel.

Posted by: normal at Wednesday, February 21 2024 11:31 PM (bg2DR)

2 The people who want small screens are very vocal, but apparently they're not buying nearly for anyone to cater to them.  Even lower-midrange phones in the US like the A20 and A10 series are pushing 6.5" diagonal this year.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, February 22 2024 07:14 AM (BMUHC)

3 Reasonably-sized sounds kinda . . . racist.  The correct size for a phone is what CookApple says it is.  Now, shut up and buy!

Posted by: normal at Thursday, February 22 2024 10:11 AM (bg2DR)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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