LiQuiD[EViL], post: 7676120, member: 79150 wrote:
When I tried the raspi I found it was way too slow. As a media center, videos played great because of the broadcom chip but at the time there was no 2d driver for that chipset. All the menu gfx were being done by the slow cpu. This made browsing the xbmc menu unbearable. It was pretty slow for web browsing as well especially when you start adding more and more tabs. I'm sure things have improved since those early days and I never did try MAME on it. I would definitely spend the extra money and go with a mini itx setup.
ShadoStrike, post: 7676487, member: 20094 wrote:
Would a netbook suffice in such a situation? Especially one with HDMI out for HDTVs hooked up to the table instead of a monitor.
LiQuiD[EViL], post: 7676555, member: 79150 wrote:
As a media center? Netbook can do 720p x264 using coreavc. 1080p will be a problem.
For MAME, I haven't tried but classic games shouldn't be a problem. Newer games I don't know.