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mini PC

(1) See computer on a stick.

(2) A desktop computer in a small case that takes up very little desk space. There are numerous Windows mini PCs, and the Mac comes in a mini model as well. Configurable with the same CPUs and capacities as full-size desktop computers, a mini PC has no internal expansion, much like an all-in-one computer where all components are housed inside the monitor case. See Mac mini, NUC and all-in-one.


Desktop Mini PC
Taking hardly any desk space and loaded with ports for connecting peripherals, these AOpen mini PCs are equipped with a CD/DVD drive, hard disk and Intel CPU from Pentium to i7. (Images courtesy of AOpen Inc.)
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Kingston's new 2-GB SO-DIMM is a great inclusion in its product family -- particularly for AOpen's miniPC and the Mini-ITX motherboard products.
Leveraging more than 28 years of technology manufacturing experience and more than 1,000 Group patents, AOpen designs, manufactures and markets high-quality, state-of-the-art MoDT motherboards; world's smallest Wintel miniPC, housings; small-form-factor bare systems; optical drives; multimedia headsets and headphones; multimedia and network solutions; as well as numerous other PC component products sold through VARs to institutional, corporate, education and government customers, and via retailers to small business and end-user customers.
Memory Maker First With Full Production Launch of Larger Capacity Modules; New Faster Speeds to Empower MiniPCs, Notebooks for Windows Vista, High-Performance Computing
Combining Kingston's 2-GB SO-DIMM memory with AOpen miniPCs or notebooks with partners like MSI creates an ideal computing platform for customers demanding high performance," added Tekunoff.
The Unique miniPC Demonstrates the Strong R&D Capability of AOpen
The launch of the unique miniPC testifies the strong R&D capability of AOpen and demonstrates that the product development expertise of the company takes the leading position in the world.
The development of miniPC proves that AOpen's product strategy is moving in the right direction to meet our partner's and customer demand.
The AOpen miniPC is perfect example of AOpen's innovation.
Starting at just $399 for Linux-based version with Linspire and $499 for Windows XP-based computer, miniPC is the ideal desktop computer for musicians, designers, students, avid computer enthusiasts, and even the most hardcore gamers by providing an ultimate PC computing experience in an incredibly compact form factor.
5-inch, square metallic miniPC has a slot-load CD drive and a power button in the front, along with two USB ports, one 1394 and speaker out/mic in the back.
5, the redesigned chip set demonstrates the continuing progress Intersil is making toward more highly integrated, feature-rich WLAN silicon solutions for CompactFlash, MiniPC, Cardbus or embedded modules.
AOpen will debut a series of new Solo and Dual core motherboards, and barebone systems including innovative new XC Cubes, MiniPCs and ePCs.