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Introducing fit-PC2

CompuLab introduces fit-PC2 – the smallest, most power-efficient Intel Atom PC to date. fit-PC2 architecture is what sets it apart from other nettop PCs - fit-PC2 is designed around the Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz and the ultra low power Intel US15W system controller hub, rather than the Atom N270 and 945G used in other nettop-PCs, thereby reducing power consumption by more than two thirds.
US15W incorporates hardware video acceleration. This allows fit-PC2 to run Windows XP or Ubuntu Linux at just 6W and to play full HD 1080p H.264 video using less than 7W.

Unique Features

Size

The most striking feature of fit-PC2 is its size - 4" x 4.5" x 1.05" - smaller than a CD.

Fanless Operation

fit-PC2 is totally fanless - the all-aluminum case dissipates heat. This has two advantages -

    • fit-PC2 is noiseless, or absolutely silent if used with a solid state disk.
    • Increased reliability due to no moving parts.

A Standard PC

fit-PC2 may look like an appliance, but it's a full PC including -

  • 1.6GHz x86 CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • SATA hard disk
  • DVI with graphics acceleration
  • High definition audio
  • LAN and WLAN
  • 6 USB ports

fit-PC2 fully supports all major operating systems.

See fit-PC2 Specifications

A Green Computer

fit-PC2 excels in extremely low power consumption - 6W in normal operation in Windows XP or Linux or up to 8W under load. The only PC that can challenge fit-PC2 low power is the older generation fit-PC Slim, while fit-PC2 performs 5 times better in the same power envelope.

fit-PC2 has no hazardous substances and at 313cc / 370g is so small that electronic waste is negligible.

Proving that green technology can also be cost-effective, a fit-PC2 replacing an old computer will soon pay for itself in electricity savings alone.

A New Type of Media PC

Full HD resolution with HDMI connector, 1080p H.264 decoding, high definition audio, fanless operation for no background noise, tiny size and IR remote control support - fit-PC2 can make a decent multimedia PC. With low cost and low power consumption allowing it to be always-on - fit-PC2 can bring the PC experience into more living rooms than ever before.

CompuLab has been working with CodecGuide on optimizing the K-Lite codec pack and the popular MPC-HC player for fit-PC2.
For the most complete multimedia experience we recommend fit-PC2 users to download and install the latest K-Lite Standard codec pack.

Ruggedness

fit-PC2 body is industrial-grade, die-cast aluminum with no venting holes. The body itself is used for heat dissipation. fit-PC2 ability to withstand a high level of shock, vibration and extreme temperatures - depending only on the type of disk used - with an SSD, fit-PC2 is one of the most rugged PCs for industrial and automotive applications.

a nettop PC done right

What is the target market of fit-PC2? Various users appreciate different capabilities of fit-PC2. Its tiny size, low power, ruggedness and high end multimedia capabilities make fit-PC2 ideal for a wide range of applications - from a ruggedized boat PC to a silent library PC, as a living room HTPC or an always-on file server, as a quiet desktop replacement or a point-of-sale PC... the list just goes on.
fit-PC2 was not tailored to a specific market segment, instead it provides a unique combination of properties available for the first time with the introduction of the Intel Atom Z530. The design goals are -

  • Low-power, fanless operation
  • Miniature size
  • Good performance and multimedia capabilities
  • Industrial grade build
  • Aesthetic appearance
  • Affordable price

About CompuLab

CompuLab is recognized as an industry leader in miniature PC design, with over 10 years of experience in designing and manufacturing miniature x86 and ARM embedded system-on-modules. Established in 1992, the company offices and manufacturing facility are located in Haifa, Israel.