ASUS announces its stylish and compact miniPC

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It seems that ASUS is going to crowd aOpen and MacMini produced its version of miniPC – Essentio CS 5110. It’s compact – 29 x 20 x 8 cm but has enough power to playback even HDTV! The miniPC is also equipped with built-in 802.11n wireless adaptor with transmission rates of 300Mbps and Bluetooth 2.0 adapter, HDMI and S/PIDF with 7.1 Sound. The CS 5110 is quiet. The operation noise level is only at 23.9dB at idle mode (thanks to 2-in-1 thermal module). So, it provides a very comfortable computing environment. Stylish design of the CS 5110 won’t break your living room appearance.

The availability and price are not known yet. The But I already started to think about using it as media director in LinuxMCE. It has nVidia video adapter and it’s stylish, compact and power. So, let’s see when it’ll be available for buying.

Detailed specification after jump.

Specifications:

Chipset
NB: G35
SB: ICH8

CPU
Intel Core2 Duo/Pentium Dual-Core/Pentium 4/Celeron D
800~1333 MHz FSB

Memory
DDR2 800, Dual Channel
So-DIMM Slot: 2
Support max. 4GB

ODD
Slim slot-in Blu-ray SuperMulti or DVD SuperMulti

HDD
3.5″ 250G~1TB SATAII

Graphics
MXM MN8600M GT 256M

Audio
Azalia 7.1 Sounds
S/PDIF out (Optical)

LAN
1000/100/10 Mbps

WiFi
802.11b/g/

Bluetooth
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)

IR Receiver
Built-in

Front IO
1 x 1394 (4pin)
1 x 10-in-1 Card Reader
1 x Headphone
1 x Microphone
2 x USB 2.0

Rear IO
1 x HDMI
1 x VGA
1 x DC Power in
1 x Line-In/Line-Out(Front L/R)/Mic-in
1 x Back Surround LR/Side Surround LR/Center LFE
1 x SPDIF out (Optical)
1 x RJ45 LAN
4 x USB2.0

OS
Vista Home Premium

Dimension (mm)
200mm (D) X 290mm (H) X 80mm(W)

Weight
3.4 kg

Power
120W

Accessories
1 x Slim Multimedia Keyboard/Mouse
1 x Vista MCE remote controller(IR)
1 x HDMI to DVI adapter
1 x Anti-Slip Pad

[via eHomeUpgrade]

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  • 2 comments:

    1. Sam, 10. April 2008, 15:49

      Finally, one that looks like the perfect LMCE media director 🙂
      Would be better without the Vista license though…

       
  • Michael Stepanov, 10. April 2008, 16:09

    Sure, Sam. But even that. It’s just a matter of cost. As I see the Essentio CS 5110 is the best. Currently only aOpen miniPC can be its competitor. But it has Intel graphics. So, there is no way to have UI2 with transparency. In any case, let’s the price of Essentio CS 5110.

     
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