Fit-PC2: Ubuntu Desktop In A Tiny Box
Jun 12, 2009, 18:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)
"The Fit-PC2 has an Intel Atom Z530 processor running at 1.6
GHz, 1 GB of RAM, an Intel GMA500 graphics chipset with hardware
acceleration and a 160 GB SATA drive. It also sports Gigabit
Ethernet, 802.11g wifi, 6 USB 2.0 ports, and runs on 12 volts at
1.5 amps. Physical dimensions (without the little power brick) are
1 1/8" (27 mm) x 4 1/2" (115 mm) x 4" (101mm). See Figure 1 for a
typical desktop configuration.
"Saying the unit is compact is an understatement. The outside of
the box states that the Fit-PC2 is ideal as a home theater PC, for
security and home automation, as a desktop replacement, as a thin
client, as a 24/7 server, or as a car PC. That's good, but would
the tiny machine measure up?
"Let's take a look."
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