AMD fires up LiveBox Mini PC

Posted by Shane McGlaun

There are plenty of small form factor computers on the market today, but if you can't mount the typical SFF computer on the back of your monitor, you still need space on your desk or in your entertainment center to place it.

And that is probably why AMD recently unveiled its aptly named LiveBox Mini PC at Computex 2012 in Taiwan. The system takes up very little and can be plugged directly into an outlet, courtesy of two AC outlet prongs.

AMD is apparently using the LiveBox Mini to showcase its lineup of low-power sipping APUs, as the company doesn't typically build or design complete systems. Perhaps this is somewhat of a form factor blueprint for computer manufacturers to follow.

AMD fires up LiveBox Mini PC

This particular machine is powered by a 1 GHz AMD C-60 dual core processor with integrated Radeon HD 6200 graphics. The AMD chip is quite similar to Intel Atom processors for netbooks and supports Windows 7. That said, you probably can expect netbook-like performance from the LiveBox.

Inside the tiny PC is 1 GB of RAM and a 64 GB SSD. It also boasts two USB ports, HDMI output, Ethernet port, memory card slot and SIM card slot.