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Efika MX Smarttop, now just $129

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 | New Nettops with No Comments »

efika mx smarttop nettop

Efika showed off a new Smartbook just the other day, and now they’re also introducing the ‘Smarttop’ – essentially a nettop that swaps the Intel Atom / AMD Fusion processor for an ARM sourced processor.  And, as a result, it uses just 5 watts of power to fully operate.  Instead of Windows, the Efika MX features an optimized Linux kernel and a distribution that is a derivative of Ubuntu Maverick (10.10).  Perhaps best of all though, is the prices.  You can buy the Efika Smarttop for just $129, directly from the manufacturer.

Check out the full specs after the break.

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Novo Glaze HTPC Nettop is form and function

Saturday, June 26th, 2010 | New Nettops with No Comments »

Novo Glaze HTPC Nettop

Engadget China reports on a new nettop over there called the Novo Glaze.  It’s a pretty stylish looking nettop already, coming in a multitude of colors, but they’ve also added a big clear block on the end to make a design statement.  I actually kind of like it, although of course, it serves no real purpose and doesn’t make this nettop any more compact.

Having said that, it’s not all form over function.  Under the hood is a dual core Atom 330 processor, paired up with Nvidia’s Ion graphics chipset.  There’s 2gb of RAM to round it off, and we assume a 160 or 250gb hard drive.  Curiously, there’s no built in wifi, so an ugly dongle has to be used.   While we’re on negatives, couldn’t they have used Intel’s new D510 dual core Atom?  It’s probably a moot point anyway, since it’s unlikely we’ll see this nettop outside of China, but we can hope….

Check out some more shots after the break.

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Pandora Mac Mini looks like the previous Gen Mac Mini

Sunday, June 20th, 2010 | New Nettops with No Comments »

Pandora Nettop

Cloned in China reports that a Chinese company has built a nettop called the Pandora mini Mac and if the name didn’t tip you off, the design should.  Yup, it looks like the previous generation Mac Mini.

Under the cover, you get a 1.6GHz Intel Atom 330 dual core CPU, NVIDIA ION graphics (first generation), 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, a DVD-RW drive, HDMI, and VGA output.

Pretty interesting, but unfortunately we don’t expect to see it outside of China.

via Cloned in China

Japan tunes into oudated content with Onkyo’s DP312 Nettop

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 | New Nettops with No Comments »

onkyo dp312 nettop

Onkyo is launching a new nettop in Japan.  It’s a little different from the regular nettop in that it comes with TV tuners, and AM/FM radios. Unfortunately, there are no plans to bring this to the US anytime soon.  Nevertheless, under the hood the Onkyo DP312 nettop has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, NVIDIA ION graphics, 2GB of RAM, and a 320G hard drive. It runs Windows 7 Home Premium and has 802.1b/g/n WiFi, HDMI output, a wireless keyboard and mouse and a remote control and sells for the equivalent of about $700.

You can find more information about both computers at the Onkyo web site (PDF link).

via SlashGear

Nettop Deals of the Week.

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 | New Nettops with No Comments »

Compulab Fit PC2
- CompuLab Fit-PC2 Linux Nettop PC – $302.00 & Free Shipping
|  Amazon

-Shuttle Computer X27D ATOM Dual Core 330 CPU (barebones) – $188.97 & Free Shipping | Amazon