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Foxconn Rolls Out 7000-Series NanoPC

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Foxconn's 7000-Series NanoPC's should hit the market soon.

Foxconn is releasing a lineup of smaller desktop PCs, the NanoPC 7000 series. The NanoPC will come in three different versions: the AT-7300, AT-7500, and AT-7700.

All three machines are nearly identical, with the exception of the processor. All of the units carry an Intel HM76 chipset, use only the integrated HD4000 graphics, support up to 16 GB of DDR3 1,600 MHz memory, and has a single 2.5" SATA3 drive bay. The machines carry two USB 2.0 ports and four USB 3.0 ports, HD audio ports, DVI and HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, SPDIF oudio out, and a six-in-one card reader.

The CPUs that the units come with include the Intel Core i3-3217U, the Core i5-3317U, and the i7-3517 for the AT-7300, AT-7500, and AT-7700, respectively. These are all dual-core parts intended to be used in Ultrabooks.

The units should hit the market any moment now, and while there is no official word on U.S. pricing yet, EU pricing is set the range from €410 to €650.

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    cobra5000 , April 23, 2013 11:04 PM
    These would game better with AMD APU's. They blow away Intel's HD4000 graphics.
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    killerclick , April 24, 2013 12:40 AM
    So this is basically Ultrabook specs without a display and keyboard?
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    vaughn2k , April 24, 2013 12:48 AM
    Poke me when an AMD APU will be available on this tiny beautiful thing...
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    ThisIsMe , April 24, 2013 3:20 AM
    There is no AMD APU the can come close to those ultra low voltage Intel CPU's. Sure the AMD parts are cheaper, but there is a reason for that.
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    gggplaya , April 24, 2013 5:43 AM
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    There is no AMD APU the can come close to those ultra low voltage Intel CPU's. Sure the AMD parts are cheaper, but there is a reason for that.


    Under the philosophy of use, i don't see that as an issue. If you are trying to run this thing on batteries, or for some reason really want to watt pinch your house, then yes it would be an issue, but for most this is a non-issue because it looks like it uses a power cord. AMD does make a 19watt A8-4555M processors comparable to intel 3217 but with graphics better at games. However, they should have put either the 25w or 35watt amd cpu in this thing for graphics that blow the hd4000 out of the water.

    If you are trying to watt pinch to save money, the difference between the 17w processor and 35watt processor is about $1.30 per month if used at full load 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

    But under it's design intent, it looks as if this is supposed to be like a home media PC, in which the AMD cpu plenty fast at doing all the normal HTPC tasks like surfing the web, serving up music, and multimedia graphics, but has the added bonus edge for light gaming.

    Also the price is too high for something like this because now you are in laptop territory pricing. They would have been better served by going with the AMD APU for that reason alone.
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    randomstar , April 24, 2013 8:54 AM
    AMD APU - No. the issue is not gaming, these are not game boxes. they are for low power use - and the difference in the wattage means that it can not cool passive or at a low enough air flow to work in this size chassis. any gaming you would do on a box this size will be low power " app games" or streaming type anyway, so the graphics included are good enough. for productivity, even the i3 box will be more than enough for most any use.
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    HideOut , April 24, 2013 8:14 PM
    The 7500 is in stock @ newegg for $399.