Compulab has announced a mini fanless system (8 watts TDP) powered by AMD's 1 GHz A4-1250 dual-core processor paired with Radeon HD 8210 graphics.
The entry-level system, which offers support for both Windows and Linux operating systems, has a barebones price tag of $299. Meanwhile, Compulab’s fit-PC4 Pro line (25W TDP) boasts a 2 GHz AMD Gx-420CA chip with Radeon HD 8400E graphics and a $380 price tag.
Both models are packed into a small fanless aluminum cases with two SODIMM slots for up to 16GB of RAM. Additional specs include HDMI 1.4a output, S/PDIF digital audio, RS232 ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 3.0 ports, 6 USB 2.0 ports, WiFi/Bluetooth, mini PCIe and mSATA slots.
There’s also a fit-PC4 Pro SSD model which features 8GB of RAM and a 120GB mSATA solid state drive instead of a traditional hard drive. A detailed comparison for all models is available here.
As Liliputing's Brad Linder notes, Compulab will offer each model as a barebones system, or you can snap up a fit-PC4 Pro Linux/Win7 system with 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive.
"While the AMD processors powering these little computers aren’t the most powerful or the most energy efficient chips on the market, there aren’t a lot of mini-desktops this size that are as versatile as the fit-PC4," he explained.
"These little computers can handle Windows, Linux, or other operating systems thanks to their x86 chips. And upgrading the hardware on these fanless systems is as simple as removing one screw to open an access door which hides the RAM, drive bay, and mini PCIe slots."