If you were impressed by CompuLab's Trim Slice that was released a few months back, wait'll you get a load of the new model that's on its way. Available near the end of August, the new diminutive desktop will be powered by NVDIA's Tegra 2 SoC like its elder sibling. In order to differentiate itself from the previous release, this build incorporates an accessible SATA hard disk bay, so that "ARM users are no longer deprived of choice when it comes to storage." Sounds great, right? You'll also be able to choose between two models. The Trim Slice H Diskless will allow you to add your own HDD or SSD for $279, while the $319 H250 comes with Linux pre-installed on a 250GB HDD. Both of these beasts will showcase 1GHz chips, 1GB RAM, HDMI and DVI ports, Gigabit Ethernet, built-in 802.11n WiFi, 4 USB ports, 2 SD slots, an RS232 serial port and USB Bluetooth adapter. Whew... while we catch our breath, scope out the pics in the gallery, and check the full PR below.

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CompuLab is introducing Trim-Slice H and announces an open-source developers program

Haifa, Israel – 9-Aug-2011 – CompuLab, manufacturer of Trim-Slice – the first ARM Cortex-A9 miniature desktop powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2, is announcing a new Trim-Slice model and is reaching out to the open-source community with Trim-Slice developers program.

Trim-Slice H

Trim-Slice H further extends the usability of ARM on the desktop by incorporating an accessible bay for a 2.5" SATA hard-disk inside the Trim-Slice miniature fanless casing. "High-capacity and affordable storage is a vital element of the PC experience" said Irad Stavi, Director of Business Development at CompuLab. "With Trim-Slice H, ARM users are no longer deprived of choice when it comes to storage." Trim-Slice H will be available towards the end of Aug-2011 in two models:

- Trim-Slice H Diskless – where the buyer can add the hard disk or SSD – MSRP $279
- Trim-Slice H250 – with 250GB hard disk and Linux pre-installed – MSRP $319

Both models incorporate 1 GHz Tegra 2, 1 GB RAM, HDMI and DVI ports, Gigabit Ethernet, built-in 802.11n WiFi, 4 USB ports, 2 SD slots, RS232 serial port and a USB Bluetooth® adapter.

Discounted Developer-Kits

CompuLab is committed to cooperation with the open-source community. "Trim-Slice is particularly attractive to software developers since it is an open platform designed into a commercial grade product" said Igor Vaisbein, Trim-Slice System Architect at CompuLab. "The Trim-Slice design team is working closely with the community to facilitate further deployment of open-source projects. Recent support for Trim-Slice by Arch Linux ARM and MeeGo illustrate this relationship." To further extend the reach of Trim-Slice within the community CompuLab is now making a special offer to open-source developers only – Trim-Slice Pro Dev-Kit at 45% discount – $175 instead of $319. For additional info visit www.trimslice.com/community

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CompuLab introduces Trim Slice H mini Tegra 2 computer, keeps desks clear of PC clutter