Dual-core Atom to be released by month's end
First system spied
UK PC supplier Tranquil PC has begun taking orders for a compact desktop PC based on Intel's upcoming dual-core Atom chip.
The £299 PC comes with a "dual 1.6GHz" Atom of model number "Z330". Intel's current, single-core desktop Atom is simply called the 230, and the dual-core version is actually expected to debut as the 330.
Tranquil PC's T7-HSG: dual-core Atom on board?
The part also support 64-bit computing, a feature absent from the original 'Diamondville' desktop Atom.
The 330 will come soldered onto Intel's new D945GCLF2 mobo, a mini-ITX board based on the 945GC chipset and GMA 950 integrated graphics.
Tranquil's fanless T7-HSG can be configured with 512MB to 2GB of DDR 2 memory and 500GB to 1TB of hard drive storage. It has Gigabit Ethernet on board thanks to the D945GCLF2, and was designed for home server roles, Tranquil say.
The unit operates through a 12V power brick and consumes up to 33W of power, Tranquil's claims.
The company also said that while it's taking orders for the machine now, they won't be fulfilled until 30 September.
Why not just get cable? Anything worth watching will be in re-runs for the next 20 years.
Unless you are archiving news... in which case I hope you are not living in the USA or UK!
exactly.. I have the $$$ but no where to spend..
still looking for a media box for the TV.
I need wireless media streaming from the NAS and iPlayer for the TV!
Why why why do they not include these things?
"When the 1 TB disk is full, is the owner expected to buy another "home server"?"
Meh, I expect that chucking a couple of 1Tb USB disks would do the job quite nicely.
I could see the use of it as a terminal server/gateway box running a *nix-esque OS though - firewall, mail server/web server if you have a fixed IP, media server [for local stuff only, unless you have a nice 10Mb uplink...] all in one box, with fairly low power usage.
If it's proper silent, I might be tempted to throw my half terabyte hard disk on one of these, get a fixed IP and start toying, actually.
Anyone know of any similar kit that can run Windows/*nix to a useable degree with similar specs/cost? Other than an old Thinkpad, of course...
Paris, because I hear she likes slapping disks. Or something phonetically similar...
To correct Tony & Peter
The current Desktop 230 Atoms ARE 64bit, the current Mobile 270 Atoms ARE NOT 64bit. I've run 64bit Debian Linux on my Desktop Atom and it flies! And I felt terribly ripped off when I learned my Netbook was only 32bit after starting with the desktop version :(
Atom 230 Spec Sheet:
Atom 270 Spec Sheet: