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  • dagamer34 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    It's the Galaxy Nexus in the head of Marvin from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In black.

    Oh, I read that this thing REQUIRES an Android device to do anything, so it's pretty much DOA compared to an Apple TV or even the Logitech Revue. Sigh.
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  • mfed3 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    i would love to have one of these for parties, but the price is way off. this should be $50 to $100. Reply
  • ssj4Gogeta - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    I don't see how they could have made it $50-100. It's basically a Galaxy Nexus hardware-wise sans the display but with other stuff like the amp and the digital audio out. Reply
  • Aikouka - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Isn't that like saying you don't know how Apple could release a set-top box that has mostly iPhone 4 components in it for $100? The problem is... they did that with the AppleTV 2. =P

    It is worthwhile to consider that the AppleTV isn't as powerful as this and has always been a bit more cut down compared to the phone variants. They all have 8GB of NAND, and the newer version 3 uses a single core A5. I assume this is actually good for Apple as it gives them something to do with the dual core A5s that they binned with a failed core. =P
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  • Impulses - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    $300 is still overpriced no matter how you slice it, the freaking Nexus7 has a faster SoC and it's $200. Are you saying some audio/video outputs and a 25W amp cost more than a 7" 1280x800 display? Or that said stuff costs $100 extra? The Galaxy Nexus has a display, cellular connectivity, a battery, and a lot more engineering time sunk into it and it's only $50 more!

    Besides, the market has shown a strong aversion to paying more than $100 for streaming boxes... At $300 you're better off saving a bit more and getting a tablet/netbook to stream . I don't understand why they didn't bake whatever the Q is trying to be into high end Google TV devices ($200 tops).

    Their living room device strategy is just all over the place. Google TV has a ton of potential, it just needs two things, more content partnerships and a better remote. Mobile device mirroring would push it over the top. Right now it's just as dead in the water as a the $300 Q tho.
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  • ssj4Gogeta - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    You make good points. I just saw this:
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/06/one-reason-...
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