Initially we tried a spare Mac Mini, which was a disappointment — it took up lots of space and it felt wasteful to use more of such expensive devices to cover for our 6+ large screens. After trying out several solutions (including small android devices) we settled with Raspberry Pis which work delightfully and are easy to conceal.
How to build cheap and easy data dashboards for your startup
Federico Rebora
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It really is hard to justify, and I don’t think there are many good use cases left for the Mini.

When we were looking at a similar project, we also tried looking at Chromebits to display a web-based dashboards hosted elsewhere, which may be an elegant solution for people managing a lot of remote or cloud servers.

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