Battle of the Minis: Soltek vs. Shuttle

Audio-Encoding: Mp3 Maker Platinum

With the aid of the mp3 Maker Platinum, we convert a 178 MB WAV sound file into MPEG-1 Layer 3 format under Windows XP.

Archiving: Winrar 3.1 - Best Scores From The Mini Systems

Archiving files is a process that relates closely to everyday computing. With the help of the new Winrar 3.1 zip program, we zipped a 178 MB WAV file in Windows XP and measured how long it took. The Shuttle SB51G managed this in just less than 63 seconds - provided an AGP graphics card was used. At 64 seconds, the Soltek was close behind.