You can really save money if you use the Raspberry Pi for torrent downloading (your electric consumption is like just charging your smartphone 24/7) rather than using HTPC or desktop which is using 300w or higher.
There’s also the headless setup. For torrent-ing, using only the power and lan cable: <click here for link>
Above is a stackable laser cut Raspberry Pi Casing from 3mm clear acrylic. You can see more pictures from this FB Photo album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.438278512878016&type=1
It only cost Php 400 each.
What distro are you using on your Raspberry Pi?
I’m using Debian Squeeze with updated kernel/firmware: http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/
“In the six months since we launched Raspberry Pi, we’ve received a lot of feedback about the original board design. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be gradually rolling out a new revision 2.0 PCB which incorporates some of the most popular suggestions.” – Eben
Reset, cam-GPIO, updated GPIO, mounting holes, enough power to run external hard drives, etc.
Details here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1929#comments
First thing you’ll want to do is forget about surviving and just use it.
Second thing you have to do is to stop making any comparisons to Windows. Just remember that you aren’t on Windows and so, it wont act like Windows).
The Transformer Pad TF300T is already a powerful machine with a quad-core processor and Tegra 3 GPU. Nevertheless, you can further push it beyond its capabilities once you have root privileges. Continue reading the rest of this guide to learn how you can root your Asus Transformer Pad TF300T.
This guide is applicable to all Asus Transformer devices, regardless of age. If you own the keyboard dock, always try to do any updates while docked. Following these guides is done at your own risk. By following this guide, you agree to accept full & complete responsibility for doing so.
Remember, everything in this guide is recommended, not mandatory. If you don’t want to take the time, or just don’t think that you should have to “go to all this trouble” then that’s fine. This approach is what many here recommend & many others have found it very helpful, but the decision to follow the recommendation is yours alone.