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Top 5 nettops for Christmas 2011

Monday, November 28th, 2011 | Nettop News with 1 Comment

Acer Aspire Revo Nettop
Looking for a small, compact, power efficient computer this Holiday season?  Well, you can’t go wrong with one of the latest nettops.  Apple’s Mac Mini is one of the originals, but is an pricier option at $564.  For a good mix of budget and performance, check out Acer’s AspireRevo coming in at just $289.99.

Either way, you can’t go wrong with any of these top 5 Christmas nettops for 2011.

1.)  Acer AspireRevo AR3700-U3002 – $289.99

2.)  Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 – $309.99

3.)  AcerVeriton 2GB 320HD Linux – $218.38

4.)  Apple Mac Mini MC815LL/A – $564.99

5.)  Zotac Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz Dual Core – $225.25

Mouse Computer’s LM-Mini30X nettop

Monday, November 29th, 2010 | Nettop News with 1 Comment

Mouse Computer's Lm-mini30X nettop

Mouse Computer’s new nettop rocks Intel’s latest dual-core, 1.8GHz Intel Atom D525 processor, NVIDIA ION graphics, and an 80GB SSD.  Those are some great specs for a nettop, which Mouse Computer hopes you’ll value highly since they’re charging around $600 (49,980 yen) for their Lm-mini30X.  There’s also 4GB of RAM, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, HDMI output, and a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium to ease the pain.

If that pulls on the purse strings too heavily,  there’s a slightly lower-spec Lm-mini30S, which drops you to 2GB of RAM, 320GB from a spinning drive, and lowly 32-bit Windows. It comes in at 37,800 yen, or about $450 — which is still quite  a bit we think.  If you’re deciding between the two, might as well go the whole hog and go for the one with the dual core Atom and SSD.

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Stealth PC LPC-100 packs a punch, at a price

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 | Nettop News with No Comments »

LPC-100 Stealth PC shows us their new nettop sized pc, called the LPC-100, which promises desktop beating performance in a package only slightly larger than an iPhone.   Oh, and it runs on 12 volts DC, making it ideal for your car PC project.  Beneath the tiny aluminum shell the base model includes a dual-core Celeron T3100 at 1.9Ghz, but you can upgrade to a Core 2 Duo T8400 (2.26Ghz) or T9100 (2.53Ghz). There are two DDR3 SODIMM slots supporting a maximum of 4GB memory and a SATA hookup for 160-500GB hard drives. Solid state drives are available as well.

Port wise, it has:

  • 2PS/2 ports
  • 2 serial ports
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • VGA or DVI output
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • Microphone and headphone connections

Unfortunately, the LPC-100 is priced very un-nettop like.  The base model will set you back nearly $1300 US.   You can check out the press release here.

Google to Announce ‘Google TV’ Tomorrow

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 | Nettop News with 1 Comment

Google TV at IO Developer Conference

The sleuths at Techcrunch have discovered what many expected – Google will launch a ‘Google TV’ service and/or device tomorrow in conjunction with its partners Sony, Intel and Logitech.  With partners like that, it’ll be hard to believe that there won’t be some sort of nettop like device there to run the service which, if rumors are to be believed, will be a ‘web enabled internet tv project’.  web-enabled Google TV project.The LA Times is reporting that it will be called ‘Smart TV’.

Not much more to go on right now, but we’ll know more tomorrow after Google’s announcement at the Google I/O Developer Conference.  We’ll post updates here as we get them.

Tranquil T7-MP2 is a HTPC Nettop

Sunday, May 9th, 2010 | HTPC Nettops, Nettop News with 1 Comment


Tranquil PC is a UK-based PC maker, and the T7-MP2 is a new system with an Intel Atom D510 dual core processor and NVIDIA ION graphics. The system is optimized for home theater use, and is  nearly silent, thanks to the passive cooling system — there’s no fan.  As one would expect for a HTPC, it has a bevvy of video outputs including HDMI, DVI, and VGA video, and SPDIF and analog audio outputs.

There are 6 USB ports and an eSATA port for additional storae space, and the nettop supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi. There’s no optical disc drive built in, but you an attach one via one of those USB ports.

The T7-MP2 runs Windows 7 Home Premium with Windows Media Center functionality, and it’s compatible with an array of US internet television services including the BBC iPlayer, SKY Player, and ITV Player.

The base model runs £479 and comes with a media center remote control, 2GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive, but you can up the specs if you’re willing to pay a little more. The Tranquil PC T7-MP2 will ship starting on May 30th, but it’s available for pre-order today.

via Netbook