AOpen has unveiled its new Pentium-M based Mini PC at Computex Taipei 2005. The Mini PC, similar in size and appearance to Apple’s Mac Mini, but developed in cooperation with Intel, heralds a new “miniaturized personal computing age”, according to Bernie Tsai, president of AOpen Inc.
“The launch of the unique Mini PC testifies the strong R&D capability of AOpen and demonstrates that the product development expertise of our company takes the leading position in the world,” Tsai elaborates.
“Because AOpen’s R&D strength has been recognized by Intel, AOpen was pin-pointed by Intel as a partner in the development of Mini PC,” Tsai explains.
“Measuring 15 cm by 15 cm by 5 cm, Mini PC is not only the world’s smallest Intel PC platform, but also smaller than a similar model on the market,” says Vincent Cho, VP and GM of Solution Products Business Unit. “What is more important, billions of Win-tel users in the world no longer have to tolerate the hassle of switching operating systems just to take advantage of the miniaturized and stylish personal computing devices,” he continues.
“The significance is that Mini PC provides an ideal solution to Windows users aspiring miniaturized personal computing devices,” Cho adds.
AOpen’s Mini PC is powered by Intel Pentium M processors with built-in DVD-RW and 2.5-inch hard drive. Its power is the equivalent to that of a desktop PC, and meets the computing needs of most PC users. Built with mini-PCI 804.11 a/b/g wireless communication module and Bluetooth support, it can also transfer data wirelessly to and from personal computing and communication devices such as PDA and smart phone.
The Mini PC also provides DVI, S-Video, and YPbPr connectors so that it can be connected to HDTV, plasma display monitor, large screen display panels, and high definition audio products. A user can turn the Mini PC into the control hub of a digital home entertainment center.
“AOpen’s R&D expertise has progressed from desktop platforms to small form factor platforms. Now AOpen takes a giant leap forward to develop consumer and ultra small form factor platforms,” says Tony Yang, marketing director of AOpen. “The development of Mini PC proves that the product strategy of AOpen goes in the right direction and AOpen has the capability to develop completely new platforms.”
Published in: Hardware on 2005-06-01