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