World's Smallest PC

High performance PCs can double as decent home theaters, play extreme games and run resource-hogging graphic applications. Such set-ups usually require massive hard drives, powerful CPUs, video cards and RAM. But what if you do not need all that power?

What if all you really want to do is just use some word processing, spreadsheets, surf or email? Then, all you need is the fit-PC.

The fit-PC offers two USB 2.0 ports, dual fast Ethernet (10/100) ports, a VGA connector, and an RJ-11 jack. Two stereo line-out and line-in audio jacks are also built in. The CPU used is an AMD Geode LX800. The entire system, including a 40GB hard drive and 256MB of main memory, uses only 3-5W of total power. Its extremely low power usage means you can keep the system running all the time. The built-in graphics can drive displays up to 1920x1440.

The fit-PC is marketed as a maintenance-free, set-it-and-forget-it type of computer. It is priced at $285, which includes the hard drive and pre-loaded Linux OS. A Windows XP version costs $335.

2 comments:

Calv said...

wish the hard drive could be larger. this would be a nice machine just for downloading. hehehe.

Jay said...

well, you could pair it with a 64GB USB flash disk :)