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Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

I've long been a fan of the Small Form Factor PC, and it's been interesting to note the offerings from AOpen that bring the PC every closer to the benchmark set by the Apple Mini.

I was glancing through some snippets from Engadget yesterday and came up with this little gem, it's not cheap at close to £500 without the OS, but it does appear that that includes 512Mb, an 80Gb HDD and an Intel®Core™2 Duo processor T5500.

Super Mini

So for the size it certainly sounds like the business? Especially with the reduced heat (and fan noise) that comes with the new Core2Duo? (Please be aware that the above link is a google translated version from the original Japanese)


Technical Specifications

Product name Prime Super Mini 2
Super mini- 2)
Prime Super Mini 2 MCE
Super mini- 2 MCE)
CPU Intel®Core™2 Duo processor T5500
(1.66GHz/L2 cash 2MB)
Chip set Intel®945GM chip set
Main memory 512MB DDR2 SO-DIMM (PC4200, maximum 2GB)
Hard disk 80GB HDD (5400rpm/SerialATA/2.5 inches)
Optical drive - DVD super multiple drive
(DVD2 layer entry correspondence and lighting software /DVD playback software attachment)
Entry DVD-R (×8)
DVD-RW (×4)
DVD+R (×8)
DVD+RW (×4)
DVD+R DL (single sided 2 layer entry/×2.4) * 1
DVD-RAM (×5) * 2
CD-R (×24)
CD-RW (×10)
Reading CD-ROM (×24) DVD-ROM (×8)
Display adapter Chip set built-in graphics
Sound Onboard sound
Wireless LAN 54Mbps wireless LAN (IEEE802.11a/b/g conformity)
Modem 56kbps analog modem
I/O (the front) USB USB2.0×1
Card leader 4in1 card leader built-in (MS, MS Pro and SD, MMC)
I/O (rear) USB USB2.0×3
Image output DVI-I terminal ×1 (D-Sub conversion connector attachment), S-Video output ×1
IEEE1394 4pin×1
Sound Microphone terminal ×1, head phone terminal (SPDIF terminal combined use) ×1
In addition DC-IN terminal ×1, LAN×1 DC-IN terminal ×1,
TV tuner terminal ×1, LAN×1
Case frame Microminiature case
Power source AC adapter
Keyboard (Option)
Mouse (Option)
Size 172 (width) ×226 (depth) ×42 (height) mm
Weight Approximately 1.3 kg Approximately 1.35 kg
OS (Option) Windows XP
Media Center Edition 2005
(Remote control attachment)
TV tuner - TV tuner built-in
Main accessory Support CD
(Driver and utility) * 3/
Quick guide (English)/
DVD playback software/
Lighting software/
AC adapter/
Modular cable/

DVI terminal conversion connector
Support CD
(Driver and utility) * 3/
Quick guide (English)/
DVD playback software/
Lighting software/
AC adapter/
Modular cable/
DVI terminal conversion connector/

TV tuner terminal conversion connector/
Remote control
Guarantee 1 annual holding ? repair guarantee

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 5:54 AM Real Cool Stuff | Back to top

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