The Fit-PC Slim Is One Super Small PC

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knickle

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[citation][nom]kitsilencer[/nom]Why??? What could this PC do that a "normal" UMPC won't? Pack fudge?[/citation]
As stated, you could use it as a car PC for bascis like MP3, GPS and OBDII reader. I can see other uses, such as wall mounted kiosks in department stores.
 

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What I'm wondering is if I could use this as a hub PC streaming dvd's and other media onto a TV from a server storage center.
 

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Or if you want to totally dork out, strap it onto a belt and counterbalance it with a battery pack on the other hip and you have a wearable computer with wi-fi. You could even use that Powerglove-looking keyboard from the Tom's Guide slideshow. Just need a display that won't get you killed in traffic.
 

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[citation][nom]kitsilencer[/nom]Why??? What could this PC do that a "normal" UMPC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-Mobile_PC won't? Pack fudge?[/citation]
Well, if you really care about your bill and the environment, a 3-6 watts usage is really low! So for people who just browse the web, chat and check their e-mails, it's good.

A guy I know uses this for his everyday use and when he wants to play games, he loads up his gaming machine. That way, he saves on electricity.
 

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The tech is a-little short. It SHOULD HAVE: (2) GIGABIT ETHERNET PORTS, (1)STANDARD SERIAL, options for (1) SSD and XP PRO. Yes, my caps were on, because this computer is starting out with TWO strikes against it already. I hate to see a good idea screwed-down by accountants.
 
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It would be great for a 2nd home (i.e., country home) that has wireless IP security cameras to capture images on movement - this tiny PC can serve as a backup in case your internet connection, through which you upload those images offsite, goes down (phone outtage or lines are cut). With this size, being wireless, and apparently fan-less, you can really hide this "backup storage" PC somewhere.
 

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on nano-itx.com u can buy a via based system for roughly 350-400usd with 2gb memory, a significantly better cpu, and a box including power supply and a harddrive. It's more expensive, and it lacks wifi - but it has usb ports and isn't limited to a dsub vga port. Also, since it features a socket for 'laptop memory' instead if onboard solodered stuff, it can be upgraded, so you could start out with 512mb if that's all you need.

In short - it's a nice really-lowcost product for people afraid of using screwdrivers, but with a bit more funding you can get a lot more computer with powersupply prepared for incar use (or another chassis for other purposes for that matter.

Review of the thing : http://www.mini-itx.com/reviews/pico-itx/
Store : http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=39
 
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I've just used one to replace my 300W, noisy server. In power consumption alone it will pay for itself within 9 months and I now have a silent server! You can't do that with an Eee Box or Mini-ITX system.
 
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