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Stealth Intros Palm-Sized PC with Intel Core CPUs Inside

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This little PC packs both a big punch and a big pricetag.

On Wednesday, Stealth introduced the LPC-680 LittlePC, a compact mini PC using Intel's second generation Core i-Series processors. The mini-rig is about the size of a hardback novel, measuring 6.5 x 6-inches and less than 2-inches in height. Despite its size, don't expect to pay Raspberry Pi prices, as the base model starts at a hefty $1,495 USD.

"The Stealth Model: LPC-680 is the most powerful and advanced small form PC we have offered to date," said Ed Boutilier CEO of Stealth.com Inc. "Our full featured machine utilizes the new second generation Sandy Bridge Intel Core i7/i5/i3 mobile processor family and we believe it competes for the most processing power per square inch of any personal computer available today. It is also our first small PC with USB 3.0 connectivity."

The specs reveal the little machine to sport two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, one DVI-I port, one DisplayPort, one Gigabit LAN port, optional Wi-Fi 802.11n, an optional RS232 Serial port and optional Line In/Out Audio ports. It also supports up to 8 GB of DDR3 memory, and up to 750 GB of storage via a built-in 2.5-inch HDD.

The base model sports Intel's Celeron B710 clocked at 1.6 GHz. However users have three other CPU options: the Core i3-2330M (2.2 GHz) for an extra $235; the Core i5-2540M (2.6 GHz) for an extra $299; and the Core i7-2620M (2.7 GHz) for an extra $420. Customers can also upgrade the DVD burner to a Blu-ray burner, or move the internal storage up to the next level using an SSD (the 480 GB model is an added $925 to the base cost).

That said, the base model with a starting cost of $1,495 includes the Celeron CPU, a 160 GB HDD, DVD burner, 2 GB of DDR3 RAM, two USB 2.0 ports on the front, two USB 3.0 ports on the back, DVI-I, DisplayPort and Gigabit LAN. There's no operating system, no Wi-Fi connectivity and no added input devices. Users do receive an AC adapter, a 1-year warranty and panel/wall mount brackets.

"The LPC-680 operates from an external 20VDC power adapter (included) or can be connected to an external DC source of 12 to 20VDC, ideal for mobile and in-vehicle applications," the company said. "Systems are compatible with Microsoft Windows 7/XP, Linux etc and can be custom configured to meet the exact needs of the end user."

More information about the new mini PC can be accessed here.

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    jordan009 , April 5, 2012 3:14 AM
    Way overpriced in my opinion.
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    pythy , April 5, 2012 3:34 AM
    I'm not an Apple fan and have never bought any Apple products in my life, but if I had $1.5K to spend I think I'll get an iAnything rather than this. Base model for $1500 with only a Celeron @ 1.6 GHz, 2 GB Ram and no WiFi??!! WTF
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    austinwillie_95 , April 5, 2012 3:29 AM
    Over priced much??....3 months later. amount sold: 1 just so i could say I bought a pc the size of a book
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  • 20 Hide
    jordan009 , April 5, 2012 3:14 AM
    Way overpriced in my opinion.
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    austinwillie_95 , April 5, 2012 3:29 AM
    Over priced much??....3 months later. amount sold: 1 just so i could say I bought a pc the size of a book
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    pythy , April 5, 2012 3:34 AM
    I'm not an Apple fan and have never bought any Apple products in my life, but if I had $1.5K to spend I think I'll get an iAnything rather than this. Base model for $1500 with only a Celeron @ 1.6 GHz, 2 GB Ram and no WiFi??!! WTF
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    builder4 , April 5, 2012 4:00 AM
    Really? $1500 for those specs? You may as well get a $300 netbook, it is a similar size and has similar specs, with the added advantage of being fully portable.
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    Uberragen21 , April 5, 2012 4:09 AM
    builder4Really? $1500 for those specs? You may as well get a $300 netbook, it is a similar size and has similar specs, with the added advantage of being fully portable.

    You mean nettop. But yes, this is about 3x more expensive than similar competitive products. The advantage this mini-pc has over other nettops is the processor, which can use core i3, i5, i7 (at an additional cost higher than you can buy at any online retailer) rather than Intel Atom processors.

    You can get a similar nettop configured for approximately $400-500 if they offered core i3. Severely overpriced if you ask me.
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    aznshinobi , April 5, 2012 4:17 AM
    Ultrabooks?
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    allan_karman , April 5, 2012 4:44 AM
    Is it April 1st again today?
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    fudoka711 , April 5, 2012 4:47 AM
    pythyI'm not an Apple fan and have never bought any Apple products in my life, but if I had $1.5K to spend I think I'll get an iAnything rather than this. Base model for $1500 with only a Celeron @ 1.6 GHz, 2 GB Ram and no WiFi??!! WTF


    Yea...I would totally just buy a mba or mbp with the $1500 if I'm going to be overspending anyways....
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    Anonymous , April 5, 2012 5:36 AM
    But can it play Crysis?
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    windywoo , April 5, 2012 5:50 AM
    No-one knows how big hardback book is these days. I think you need to compare it to a stack of Kindles or iPads.
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    archange , April 5, 2012 6:53 AM
    Quote:
    ...the base model with a starting cost of $1,495...


    More like a startling cost...
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    cookoy , April 5, 2012 7:10 AM
    For that money i can buy two decent laptops. Bet their sales for this product line will be stealthy too.
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    molo9000 , April 5, 2012 9:16 AM
    Makes even a Mac mini look like the bargain of the century.... and you would never use the word "bargain" in the same sentence as "Mac mini". (at least at the moment. A few years ago it was the king of tiny form factor PCs)

    It's a third of the price, only 10% bigger, better looking, comes with a similar selection of processors and an internal WiFi Antenna.
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    kristoffe , April 5, 2012 11:42 AM
    hi we make overly priced things that serve no real purpose. please support us like you support quadros instead of geforce (lolz on that) uhm special weird headset vr units at $4000~20000 (I made a vr showase at the franklin institute with 'top' of the line vr weirdness, flock of birds fakespace gloves and sgi computers... in other words kinect meets lcd meets nintendo power gloves, but the hardware was about $350,000)

    http://supercala.net/mS/3d/img/franklin-institute-2001-2.jpg

    its just an odd piece of expensive hardware. like that strange dell laptop 20" detachable bluetooth keyboard thing with a handle and 2 raid hdd storage in it. $8000 a while ago. I fixed one. someone set it up as raid-0. lololololol, for a business with no redundancy. (Dell XPS M2010)
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    cptnjarhead , April 5, 2012 1:03 PM
    hmmm, $1500 for a really small form factor pc or a screamin fast desktop gaming rig.
    this is tough...
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    iamtheking123 , April 5, 2012 2:16 PM
    Someone should just mail them a Zbox Nano made by Zotac along with a postit note saying EPIC FAIL.
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    johnandrews , April 5, 2012 2:17 PM
    If you actually checked into the company, you would know they are not a media-pc, gamer-pc or hobbyist products. They are a provider of industrial and rugged PCs. Most of their Little PC line offer 12/24VDC input because they are meant to be installed in plants or mobile equipment where things like heat, air quality, and vibration are major factors.
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    freggo , April 5, 2012 2:20 PM
    $1500 with a Celeron CPU... seriously ?
    I'd rather get a laptop and a few savings bonds for the kids.

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    tuch92 , April 5, 2012 2:38 PM
    Overpricing aside, I don't know where you got "Palm-sized PC" from. I'm 6'3 and have huge hands, but hardback novels don't fit in my palm.
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    cptnjarhead , April 5, 2012 3:18 PM
    tuch92Overpricing aside, I don't know where you got "Palm-sized PC" from. I'm 6'3 and have huge hands, but hardback novels don't fit in my palm.

    stop bragging about your huge appendages
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