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CompuLab's "World's Smallest" PCs Finally Available

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CompuLab is claiming "world's smallest" with the launch of its palm-sized PC, the Fit-PC3.

Softpedia reports that CompuLab has finally shipped what it calls the "world's smallest" PC, the Fit-PC3 desktop computer. Now available in a standard or "ribbed" case, the palm-sized PC comes packed with a dual-head HDMI 1.3 and DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports, 2 eSATA ports, an RS232 mini-serial port, and three connections for audio including S/PDIF 7.1. There's even space for two sticks of memory, a hard drive, and wireless modules.

Current prices range from the barebones $328 model to the high-end $698 model packed with Windows 7 Professional, a 1.65 GHz AMD G-T56N dual core 18W "Bobcat" APU with Radeon HD 6320 graphics, 4 GB of DDR3 memory, an hard drive with 250 GB of space and 802.11 b/g/n connectivity. Overall there are 14 configurations to choose from, depending on your needs and budget.

Looking over the specs of all fourteen models (five of which are "out of stock"), these palm-size PCs use four different APUs provided by AMD: the 1.0 GHz G-T40E dual-core 6.4W processor with Radeon HD 6250 graphics, the 1.0 GHz G-T40N dual-core 9W processor with Radeon HD 6290 graphics, the 1.2 GHz G-T44R single-core 9W processor with Radeon HD 6250 graphics, and the 1.65 GHz G-T56N dual core 18W processor with Radeon HD 6320 graphics.

Softpedia notes that the 500 MHz Radeon HD 6310 graphics core is capable of handling 1080p Blu-ray content. However the 280 MHz Radeon HD 6250 doesn't have the ability to handle Blu-ray content, and instead only offers H.264, VC-1 and MPEG2 hardware decoding capabilities.

Because this is a "pilot" batch, the company notes that the IR receiver is not functional, and some 3rd-party DDR3 SODIMM modules actually may not work, so only stick with the SODIMM modules that are supplied with the unit. End-users are advised to postpone purchases until later production runs, but there's a 2 unit limit in place nonetheless.

More information about the various Fit-PC3 configurations can be found here.

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    southernshark , November 19, 2011 5:15 PM
    Neat if I had a lot of money, I'd buy one for my living room.
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    southernshark , November 19, 2011 5:15 PM
    Neat if I had a lot of money, I'd buy one for my living room.
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    schwiing , November 19, 2011 5:39 PM
    I wonder how this will do against the Giada APU PCs? They didn't work well as HTPCs for XBMC, but this might.
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    xurwin , November 19, 2011 5:47 PM
    so its this suppose to replace htpc's? think not
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    KonstantinDK , November 19, 2011 6:04 PM
    Well, someone has to ask - But, will it play CRYSIS?

    xurwinso its this suppose to replace htpc's? think not

    Why not?
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    applefairyboy , November 19, 2011 6:15 PM
    Just in time for the holidays. Genius!
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    monsta , November 19, 2011 6:19 PM
    Not a bad little device for the tv room or even for the kids. Good to see this kind of technology hitting the market.
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    nukemaster , November 19, 2011 7:12 PM
    Guess that have not seen the Zotac offerings. Similar specs only slightly bigger and cheaper. Oh yeah, the remotes work.

    I think I will stick to mITX for HTPC's since I can load up on hard drive space if needed or add a blu-ray reader if needed.
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    iamtheking123 , November 19, 2011 7:53 PM
    Don't bother giving us the overall dimensions TH....that would haven been helpful.
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    brickman , November 19, 2011 7:57 PM
    iamtheking123Don't bother giving us the overall dimensions TH....that would haven been helpful.


    By the looks of the USB ports, I would say maybe 7" x 7"?
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    Camikazi , November 19, 2011 8:23 PM
    So is that case ribbed for her pleasure?

    Sorry, I had to do it :p 
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    Anonymous , November 19, 2011 8:23 PM
    What a terrible article. We not only don't get the actual dimensions, the picture contains no standard object to reference the size. This is like writing an piece on the worlds smallest man, and not telling his height or showing pictures of him next to something we would recognize.
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    upgrade_1977 , November 19, 2011 8:31 PM
    GreedoWhat a terrible article. We not only don't get the actual dimensions, the picture contains no standard object to reference the size. This is like writing an piece on the worlds smallest man, and not telling his height or showing pictures of him next to something we would recognize.

    "PALM SIZE"....(Look at your hand)... :D 


    Very cool, i've been thinking about building a pc for my car for years, and this would be a great alternative. Also I like southernshark's idea, buy one for the living room. You know, i'm not an ati fanboy, but i'd like to say that for what it is, this looks like a great buy. Definately considering buying one if not more. Hopefully they get the bugs worked out.
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    JOSHSKORN , November 19, 2011 8:38 PM
    KonstantinDKWell, someone has to ask - But, will it play CRYSIS?Why not?


    Someone beat you to it, but the comment received a lot of negative votes. I'm guessing most just assumed it was some idiot spamming the comments.

    robertking82881but will it play crysis?


    Legitimately, I too am honestly curious as to if this will play Crysis, BF3, MW3 or other games, alike.

    I'm also curious to know if something like this is suitable for public machines, like at libraries, Internet cafe's and so forth. After all, the price is right, but what it all comes down to is machine lag after a full day's use of multi-tasking with multiple browser sessions and continuous use of MS Office products (mostly MS Word and then MS Excel to a lesser extent). Also, maybe a little bit of Adobe Photoshop. Where I work, these applications are installed on our computers, which are old and barely run, but they work. They aren't needed for gaming, though.

    What would be sweet is a built-in TV tuner, or better yet, a built-in Ceton InfiniTV card, where you can just slip in a CableCard and turn this into a PVR (or is it DVR, I forget). I think this device alone is $299, so that would nearly double the cost of this machine in the lower end models.
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    buzznut , November 19, 2011 8:42 PM
    Would like to mod this into something...Thats always my first thought, how do I void a warranty on this thing!
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    memadmax , November 19, 2011 8:47 PM
    I can see this going into my car =D
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    clonazepam , November 19, 2011 9:33 PM
    Finally a personal computer that can be smuggled into prison, and ribbed too. No more worrying about it falling out when you squat and cough.

    Seriously though, I could easily find room for this inside my xigmatek elysium. I could have a computer within a computer for when I just want to post on Tom's. (don't quote me and edit "post" to say "troll" and then say you fixed it for me)
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    house70 , November 19, 2011 10:06 PM
    Why not SSD? Something this small is designed with portability in mind; try shaking around an HDD. The smaller a device is, the more likely to be tossed around.
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    Max Collodi , November 19, 2011 10:28 PM
    brickmanBy the looks of the USB ports, I would say maybe 7" x 7"?

    GreedoWhat a terrible article. We not only don't get the actual dimensions, the picture contains no standard object to reference the size. This is like writing an piece on the worlds smallest man, and not telling his height or showing pictures of him next to something we would recognize.

    It's 6.3 x 6.3 x 0.98 inches
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    jblack , November 19, 2011 11:38 PM
    That isn't much smaller than: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856119050


    Given the one in the article is the E-450 and this is the E-350, but they should be extremely similar in performance.
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    velocityg4 , November 20, 2011 3:44 AM
    I consider devices like Androids, iPhones, PDAs &c to be computers. They are much smaller than this. Heck there are many devices much smaller than smart phones that are classified as computers.
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