AND HERE WE thought the CompuLab fit-PC range consisted of tiny computers and boy were we ever wrong, as CompuLab has announced an even smaller system with the introduction of its Trim Slice. It’s not exactly a PC though, as the tiny device is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC, but it’s still an interesting little machine.
The Trim Slice is anything but a high-end system, although compared to most devices its size, it really stands out. The chassis in measures 130x95x15mm (5.1×3.7×0.6in) and it draws a mere 3W of power on average, not something we’ll see Intel or AMD beat any time soon, although we might get to see some even more power efficient dual core ARM solutions in the near future. Despite its tiny size the Trim Slice is anything but short on features, as CompuLab has packed in just about everything they could.
To accompany the SoC CompuLab has fitted 1GB of 800MHz DDR2 memory and will offer various SSD’s in sizes up to 64GB. Connectivity wise the Trim Slice offers four USB 2.0 ports, one USB host port, an HDMI port, a second HDMI port that is actually a DVI port using an HDMI connector, audio in and out jacks, of which one doubles as a 3.5mm optical S/PDIF out and Gigabit Ethernet. There’s also an antenna connector on the rear for the built in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and there’s also Bluetooth support and let’s not forget the full size and micro SD card slots.
What we don’t know is what OS the Trim Slice will be running, although judging by the hardware we’d guess Android or some other kind of Linux based OS, although Windows embedded could also be a potential option. CompuLab didn’t announce any pricing for the Trim Slice, but considering the features it packs, we’d be surprised if it goes on sale for less than $400.S|A
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