No More Penny-Pinching: Seven Mini-PCs On The Catwalk

Soltek QBIC EQ3701M, Continued

If all seven test candidates are compared in terms of the "volume" criteria, Soltek is definitely sending the most corpulent bare-bones system into the ring. Even the processor platform is unique in this respect: socket 462 for the AMD Athlon XP. The SL-B7A-F mainboard is based on the Nvidia NForce 2 chipset and thus offers onboard graphics, factory installed. On a closer look there are even two VGA ports making it possible to connect two screens at once. For Video freaks there is also a TV output for DVD and Divx playback.

Installation of components goes quickly

A look at the ports on the back