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ViewSonic takes on small-format computing with VOT132 PC mini

on October 19, 2009 1:13 pm

viewsonic-vot132ViewSonic has expanded into the small-format PC market with the VOT132 PC mini. Weighing in at just over a pound, this tiny computer offers real performance in a miniature package with Win 7 OS, Intel(r) Atom(tm) 330 processor, latest NVIDIA(r) ION GPU, built-in Wi-Fi and 2GB internal memory and an optional attachable CD/DVD drive. The VOT132 uses up to 80% less energy and up to 45% less plastic than traditional tower PCs. The VOT132 (MSRP $499) will be available 10/22 and the VDD100 Super Multi drive (MSRP $99) will be available in November.

Comments

  1. 1
    Adam Scinto says:

    Little pricy, but cute

  2. 2
    Bill says:

    Hmm….Wonder if it’s got enough horsepower for an HTPC?

  3. 3
    Jamie says:

    A wave of dual core Atom’s – very cool.

  4. 4
    MartinN says:

    Re: Bill

    Yes, it most definitely has! If your OS installation can take advantage of the hardware acceleration in the NVIDIA ION, you can decode 1080p video with very low CPU load. See for example:
    http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3630
    The media player test is on page 11:
    http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3630&p=11

    May I suggest to take a close look at XBMC
    http://xbmc.org/
    if you want a good media center. It absolutely ROCKS! Trust me.

  5. 5
    Bill says:

    >MArtinN,

    Thanks for the input. I’m at the early stages of building a media center room in my home. I’ll take a look at the sites you suggested.

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