What was used before was an Ivy Bridge era AIO, but the touchscreen started going crazy and commanding weird things to happen all on its own. I'm presuming an updated replacement for this would be the way to go, but I would not rule out something like a NUC+touchscreen or any other solution that makes sense. I didn't like the junk I had even before it acted up. Budget is not a huge issue, but don't want to get too crazy. Help?
Most modern touchscreen all in ones don't seem to have VESA mounts from what I can tell, I'm not sure why. Maybe something used like this would work? - https://www.ebay.com/itm/193822843249
The compute sticks are nice, but they are definitely pretty slow. They generally run slower than you would expect because they are thermally constrained in that form factor.
What size do you want the screen to be? Would something like a 13" Surface Pro X with a wall mount case work?
If a tablet is out the question because you want something a little more customizable on the hardware side then get a HDMI capable touch screen in a size you desire;
Here's a 12 inch "industrial" touch screen with HDMI and VESA mount.
https://www.newegg.com/12-nexanic-touch ... 0044-00013
Then get yourself a Raspberry Pi such as this;
https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/ra ... 4-model-b/
Install your preferred Linux ditro that has all the aps you need and go from there.
Install Linux on the tablet and it should trick Pandora into thinking it's a desktop PC instead of a mobile device such as a phone or tablet.crashtech wrote: ↑Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:28 pmOne thing that keeps me from wanting to go to tablet is that Pandora automatically lowers sound quality on mobile devices, their highest bitrate is restricted to PC for some reason. I can hear the difference. I've been wanting to get into a different streaming service without this restriction, but there's a lot of inertia as we all have our favorite stations etc.
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The more I look around at this, the more I think i'd personally dig deeper into a Raspberry Pi setup. Check out this article.
https://www.instructables.com/Flush-Wal ... uchscreen/
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Here is another less intrusive solution.
https://www.amazon.com/SmartiPi-Touch-O ... B07WXK38YM
So you can easily just drill this to the surface of the wall with the pi and touch screen. Then just run power to it.
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I've come to the conclusion that I get on Amazon a lot for mostly no reason at all. Just hopped on Amazon and this was recommended to me.
https://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-Touchs ... slink=true
This seems to be the best option so far. The 7" touch screen has a built in case for the raspberry pi. Just mount it to the wall and go.
Granted, we need to figure out if the raspberry's OS can support high quality sound.
I was thinking, what are you playing the sound/music on? Because the raspberry doesn't come with speakers. Additionally, if you're using a bluetooth speaker (or some external speaker) then you'll need connections for that on the raspberry which will raise the price on it some.