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Foxconn fanless nano PCs get priced, dated and tweaked

Alexis Santos
07.07.12
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Remember those Foxconn built nano PCs that surfaced back in May? The giant manufacturer recently made them official, detailing a few unexpected tweaks in a Russian language press release. Now decked out in a sleek black finish, the nettops will sport the same I/O, but one image courtesy of FanlessTech hints that DVI might be thrown into the mix despite lacking a mention in the official press release. The AT-5250 model won't be walking the Cedar Trail with an Atom D2700 as originally planned -- instead, its sights are set on a 1.86 GHz D2550. On the other hand, the AT-5600 will pack a Radeon HD 6320 alongside the anticipated AMD E450 APU. Surpassing their presumed sub-$200 price tag, they're set to ring up at $260 and $280, respectively, when they launch this September. Journey past the break for the translated press release.

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Quiet PC Foxconn Nano: up to 40 times smaller than a standard PC
The company Foxconn, a leading manufacturer of electronics and computer components, announces the release of the quietest nettop line NanoPC. Two new models of AT-5250 and AT-5600 is based on the Intel Atom platform, and AMD Brazos, respectively. New items consume only 15 watts in standby mode and about 24 watts under load, is absolutely silent thanks to passive cooling.

Minicomputers in the past have attracted much attention because of the compactness (size of new products - only 190 x 135 x 38 mm), low power consumption and low cost. Foxconn engineers reworked the design nettop to use the new cooling system, and now they got one more advantage - no noise, because inside there is no fan. The choice of memory and hard drive (supports 2.5 "hard drives, and 1,8" / 2,5 "SSD) is still the user, both models come with free slots.

To communicate with the outside world, each computer is equipped with two Foxconn Nano-port USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet port, HDMI and VGA for display graphics, card reader 5-in-1, Wi-Fi adapter, 802.11n, interfaces for headphone, microphone, and linear output. The package includes a standard mounting VESA, through which the nettop can be mounted on the back of the monitor or TV.

Inside the Foxconn AT-5600 is a processor AMD Brazos E450 (1,65 GHz) and a graphics chip Radeon HD 6320 - this model is suitable for home media center and keep silence in the room. Foxconn AT-5250 uses an Intel Cedar View D2550 (1,86 GHz) with integrated graphics Intel GMA 3650 - a good choice for server, network hard drive or office computer.

Foxconn AT-5600 AT-5250 will be available in the CIS in September with an estimated retail price of AT-5600 will be only $ 280, AT-5250 - $ 260.

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