FIT-PC2: a $250 miniature nettop PC

March 18th, 2009

CompuLab will offer the fit-PC2 as “the smallest, most power-efficient Intel Atom PC to date.” The nettop box some nice features, including DVI video output, no fan, mini SD slot, IR receiver, and six USB ports. Plus it only draws 6-8 watts of power (depending on the load) so you can deploy these things without feeling guilty about enlarging your carbon footprint (compare to the EEE nettop’s 36 watts).

This looks like a great small box for many projects. Now, if I could just think of one we need to do… reviewed specs.

CompuLab is readying a full-featured Ubuntu Linux PC that draws six Watts and costs $245-to-$400. The Fit-PC2 packs a 1.1GHz or 1.6GHz Atom processor, 160GB hard drive (or SSD), and DVI/HDMI video up to 1920×1080 into a passively cooled case smaller than three CD cases.

Measuring 4 x 4.5 x 1.0 inches, the Fit-PC2 would be dwarfed by a stack of three CD jewel-cases, which would measure about 5.5 x 5 x 1.25. The Fit-PC2 is touted for its innovative, ruggedized die-cast aluminum case. There are no venting holes, but the fanless device is said to be designed so that the case itself dissipates heat.”