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Unboxing & first look at the AMD Fusion Powered Viako MiniLetter Leap ML-45 nettop

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Viako MiniLetter Leap ML-45 Nettop

Viako MiniLetter Leap ML-45 Nettop

South Korean mini-pc manufacturer Viako sent me one of their latest nettops to review.  The Viako Miniletter ML-45, is sold as a barebones (no HDD or RAM) nettop and are currently available in South Korea, Japan and Australia.  Viako is also working on US distribution.

Under the hood is a mini-ITX motherboard equipped with the latest, and very capable AMD Fusion platform which incorporates a 1.6ghz dual core processor coupled with AMD Radeo 6310 graphics which should make the ML-45 capable of HD video playback.   They’ve also found room for WIFI, Bluetooth and an IR receiver for the remote control.  For expansion, there’s a 2.5″ slot for your HDD, 1 DDR3 RAM slot (4GB max) and a spare PCI-E slot. The back panel has connections for VGA and HDMI video, as well as 5.1 and digital audio outputs as well as the usual bevvy of USB 2.0 ports.

However, to rattle of specs would do an injustice to the wonderful craftsmanship of the case.  While the box this nettop came in couldn’t be further Apple’s famous packaging, the product itself is constructed with the some of the same attention to detail as those fine products designed in Cupertino.  The case itself is made entirely of aluminum, which gives it a bit of heft and nice solid feel.  In addition, the case itself acts as a heatsink for the nettop’s CPU and GPU. The top aluminum panel lifts of completely for easy access to install and upgrade.

We’re still waiting for some DDR3 ram to arrive before we can take this baby for a spin, but you can check out more unboxing pics, as well as the full specs after the break.

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