CompuLab releases Fit-PC 2

By | May 17th, 2009



CompuLab has released Fit-PC 2, and claims to be the smallest HTPC ever made, which works on ultra-low Power. This PC can be used as a nettop and small-form factor media PC. As opposed to traditional Nettops, Fit-PC 2 uses Intel Atom Processor Z530 at 1.60 GHz along with the low power Intel US15W System Controller hub, which consumes 1/3rd of the power than the tradition Nettops using N270 Processor and Intel 945G chip.

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This new small-form factor PC is expected to compete with Acer Revo and other such nettops. What makes it unique is its ultra-low power consumption, while providing full support for HD Media playback. It’s size is just 4″ x 4.5″ x 1.05″ which makes it smaller than even a CD! At this small package, the device can run Windows and Ubuntu fluently and decode full HD 1080p Media while consuming less than 7W !

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Here’s a complete list of specifications of the product:

  • Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz / Z510 1.1GHz CPU
  • Intel US15W SCH Chipset
  • 1GB DDR2-533 on-board Memory
  • Internal bay for 2.5″ SATA HDD (up to 250GB)
  • miniSD socket
  • Intel GMA500 graphics acceleration
  • Full hardware video acceleration of H.264, MPEG2, VC1, and WMV9
  • DVI Digital output up to 1920 x 1080 through HDMI connector
  • High definition 2.0 Audio
  • Line-out, line-in, mic
  • 1000 BaseT Ethernet
  • 802.11g WLAN
  • 6 USB 2.0 High Speed ports
  • Programmable consumer IR receiver

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Features:

  • All aluminum case with die cast body for heat dissipation and fanless operation
  • Low Power consumption, Maximum of 8W under load
  • Remote control available for easy Media controlling
  • Extremely rugged body to absorb pressure, shock and high temperatures
  • Weight of 370 grams / 13 ounces – including hard disk

This new platform is expected to compete with the low cost small-form factor PCs which are capable of driving large monitors and playing full HD content. Their small size makes them easier to carry and maintain. The new Low-power design will help in energy saving, and can even run on battery. The device will be available at $245 – $396 depending on the specifications.

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  • http://www.tricksdaddy.com Simran

    wow.. nice .. it can be carried along with

  • http://techie-pinoy.com/ Vinson

    Wow thanks for posting this techie stuff man! It really rocks! this kind of system is really portable. I hope i can have one so that when i have presentation in school i can use this thing. Very nice!

  • zack

    “It’s size is just 4? x 4.5? x 1.05? which makes it smaller than even a CD!”
    smaller than a cd eh? I’ve never seen a cd (let alone a cd case) that’s an inch thick

  • Jerry B

    Looks nice. What is the operating system? MythTV, Vista with Media Center? Windows 7? Freevo?

  • http://hardwareinsight.com usman

    The default Operating System will be either Windows XP or Ubuntu. The PC should run basic versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

  • heh

    Nice, but I don’t really see the point. If you want a small, light, slow computer you get a netbook, why would you need one of these at home? How does this thing manage to stay cool without fans?

  • http://www.hardwareinsight.com/ jawad

    It looks like it’s just for Kids :) :) :) :) :) :) I need a powerful machine dude

  • http://www.pokusin.com Artur Pokusin

    Mac Mini competitor?

  • http://jamy015.nl jamy015

    Useful for if your other PC is busy. But they write they will take orders starting May, it´s May already isn´t it?!

  • Concerned

    It’s a neat little “diet/light” computer. It would be ideal for small tasks like email, surfing, office, etc. It can probably play divx files, but there is no way you’d be playing any 1080P MKV files with that processor or that onboard video.

  • http://hardwareinsight.com usman

    Actually it can fully decode HD Media, thanks to the onboard GMA 500 which provides video decoding for all popular HD media. So it can play HD Movies smoothly.

  • z man

    I’ve been looking for a media PC that I can hook into my home stereo and TV (1080p). All my media is on a NAS device in the attic.
    This looks like a good option.

  • http://www.xiara.be Xiara

    Would be great to do all kinds of stuff!

  • mrhassell

    I’m getting one, this is great!

  • Jason

    great except that platform WILL NOT DECODE 1080P at 50 or 60 fps for any movie!!

    goto an ION platform for proper HD decode.

  • Usman

    This platform will actually decode all the 1080p HD content fluently. This is because of the onboard GMA 500 which supports hardware decoding of HD content.

  • Matt

    The GMA 500 notably lacks any confirmation for 1080P video support and given Intel’s pushing that the GMA 4500HD does in such an obvious manner. The GMA 500 won’t support 1080P video files as it has neither the max memory or bandwidth to handle the decoding process. “The Poulsbo Chipset contains a graphics core developed by Imagination Technologies. Intel has licensed the PowerVR SGX as a graphics core and the PowerVR VXD for H.264/MPEG-4 AVC playback. The Video Core is able to process 720p as well as 1080i resolutions.” is qouted from the chipset specs on which the GMA 500 is based.

  • zack

    “It’s size is just 4? x 4.5? x 1.05? which makes it smaller than even a CD!”
    smaller than a cd eh? I've never seen a cd (let alone a cd case) that's an inch thick

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    one thing that really stands out with this device is it's size.

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    Good looking stuff.. I think I will wait for the cost to be low so that I can afford it.. Thanks for sharing this cool gadgets.. :)

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    The PC should run basic versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

  • http://www.fit-pc.co.uk Fit PC

    This is something that the people who should be very limited, or separately. I think it will be good for a call center, where the local network operators have sufficient access to an internet in the form on the website.

  • Orevilo

    This looks oddly familiar…
    Cough
    Cough Mac mini
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    CompuLab has released Fit-PC 2, and claims to be the smallest HTPC ever made, which works on ultra-low Power.

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