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Foxconn Launching NanoPC with AMD's C-70 Chip

By - Source: FanlessTech | B 15 comments

This silent, fanless NanoPC will sport AMD's C-70 APU with Radeon HD 7290 graphics.

Last week Foxconn revealed the AT-5570, an AMD-based, fanless NanoPC featuring the AMD C-70 "Ontario" dual-core, low-power SoC and Radeon HD 7290 graphics. So far pricing isn't available, but the device is expected to ship sometime later this month.

"Fitting a full-fledged computer inside a 190 x 135 x 38-mm case was not easy," the company said (rough translation). "Foxconn used the latest AMD C-70 processor with 9-watt TDP to reduce the number of heat-generating components and eliminate the use of fans in favor of passive cooling."

The upcoming NanoPC will sport four USB 2.0 ports, DVI output, HDMI output, Gigabit Ethernet, and a line-out jack on the back. Mounted on the front will be two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, and jacks for headphones and a microphone.

Inside the small form factor case (offered in black or silver), Foxconn will provide enough room for a 2.5-inch HDD or SSD, and a single SO-DIMM socket for up to 4 GB of DDR3 memory. Also included will be built-in 802.11n connectivity for allowing users to place the NanoPC anywhere in the house or office.

The Foxconn AT-5570 will be fully compatible with Windows XP, Windows 7 and the new Windows 8, the company said.

"The Foxconn AT-5570 is a cost-effective and efficient computer which does not make noise, does not get hot, and takes up little space," the company said. "With VESA mounting, it can be placed on the back of a monitor or TV. The device will be a good choice for a home media center."

So far Foxconn hasn't announced pricing, actual availability, or where this NanoPC can be purchased, so stay tuned. In the meantime, here are the specs for the C-70 APU:

* CPU Clock Speed: 1.333 GHz/ 1.0 GHz
* CPU Cores on Die: 2 Cores
* TDP: 9W
* Total L2 Cache: 1 MB
* Radeon Cores on Die: 80
* GPU Clock Speed: 400 MHz/ 276 MHz
* DDR3 Speed: DDR3-1066 / DDR3L-1066

 

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    xpeh , November 6, 2012 11:46 PM
    To be honest, this thing actually sounds pretty awesome! If it's
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    f-14 , November 6, 2012 11:58 PM
    hey look it's the new playstation!
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    xpeh , November 6, 2012 11:46 PM
    To be honest, this thing actually sounds pretty awesome! If it's
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    joytech22 , November 6, 2012 11:49 PM
    This is on my to-buy list as long as it's below $300AUSD.
    Reason? Because I actually need something this small to mount to the back of our HDTV.

    My last HTPC build was a bit of a fail.. 5KG was just too heavy I think.
    Sure the HDTV was strong enough for it, but the monitor I was going to mount it to as a dedicated touch test platform it was just too heavy for.
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    f-14 , November 6, 2012 11:58 PM
    hey look it's the new playstation!
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    edogawa , November 7, 2012 12:03 AM
    This sounds awesome, if the price is right I will purchase one of these; could use this for a cheap HTPC.
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    kracker , November 7, 2012 12:08 AM
    Wow, looks nice!
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    dhc014 , November 7, 2012 12:43 AM
    The first picture (vertical of the front) is incorrect and is clearly different from the second picture of the back.
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    abbadon_34 , November 7, 2012 6:06 AM
    looks pretty nice, though the C-70 is a little questionable
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    cookoy , November 7, 2012 10:01 AM
    getting one if price is reasonable. Low power and portable, just what i'm looking for.
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    tsnor , November 7, 2012 10:19 AM
    not sure why you'd get this over a c-70 netbook unless price is really different. Guessing price will be around $150 plus $75 for disk/memory plus $100 for windows vs $250-300 tops for netbook.
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    chewy1963 , November 7, 2012 12:27 PM
    tsnornot sure why you'd get this over a c-70 netbook unless price is really different. Guessing price will be around $150 plus $75 for disk/memory plus $100 for windows vs $250-300 tops for netbook.


    For one thing, it's not very easy to mount a netbook on the back of your VESA TV or monitor.
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    Branden , November 7, 2012 1:08 PM
    i've had myself a C-50 fusion netbook for almost 2 years now (not sure how much better this C-70 would be). in spite of the horribly underpowered CPU, it's been a handy little machine and can easily handle blu-ray bitrate 1080p video.
    so yes, this nanoPC here would be a great HTPC if all you're planning on using it for is watching movies or typing emails, but don't expect to game with it or have a completely smooth browsing experience.
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    sna , November 7, 2012 1:24 PM
    well

    you can make a 20x20x40 cm mini PC today with one of the foloowing :

    1- AMD e2-1800 (18 watts) on mitx mobo and it will be around 300$ complete

    2-low voltage i5/i7 cpu with HD4000 (17 watts) on mitx mobo as well and will be 500$ complete.

    and all in a 20x20x4 case ..

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    sna , November 7, 2012 1:25 PM
    well

    you can make a 20x20x4 cm mini PC today with one of the foloowing :

    1- AMD e2-1800 (18 watts) on mitx mobo and it will be around 300$ complete

    2-low voltage i5/i7 cpu with HD4000 (17 watts) on mitx mobo as well and will be 500$ complete.

    and all in a 20x20x4 case ..
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    redeye , November 7, 2012 1:27 PM
    or use the asus c60m1-i... RAM and a suitable, psu, and case... so ~70 for c60m1-i, 17 for 4GB RAM...
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , November 7, 2012 2:49 PM
    Looks like a nice box for HTPC. I'd consider getting one and adding and external blu-ray drive. Yes most of my media content will be streaming, but I'd like to have the option.