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Habey's Small Atom-Based PC is Fanless

Electronista points the way to an ultra-compact PC from Hebay, the BIS-6620, that looks more like a fancy wireless router than a miniature computer. The device is ideal for "space-constrained" applications, measuring just 4.5-inches square and 1.5-inches in height. The BIS-6620 also touts low power consumption and a fanless design, keeping the noise non-existent while saving pennies in the process.

Under the hood, the BIS-6620 uses Intel's Poulsbo XL chipset and the Atom processor-- consumers can choose between the Z510 1.1 GHz (400 FSB) or Z530 1.6 GHz (533 FSB) processors. The integrated Intel Poulsbo GMA 500 graphics provides full hardware acceleration of H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC1, and WMV up to 1080p. That's not too shabby given its overall size.

As for other specs, the BIS-6620 takes up to 2 GB or DDR2 RAM. It also provides a 1.8-inch HDD or SSD bay with support for SATA II, and two additional slots make room for a CF reader and an SD reader. Two USB 2.0 ports are mounted on the front as well as the back for your favorite peripherals. The BIS-6620 also serves up a gigabit Ethernet port, wireless networking, and a few more goodies.

A second version, the BIS-6620-II, offers two additional USB 2.0 ports, a 4X COM port, and a DVI-D connection.

Pricing begins around $299, and consumers can choose to run Windows XP Embedded, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Linux. Hebay said that the BIS-6620 is ideal for kiosks wanting to display HD content, however this would seem appropriate for the kitchen or bedroom without cluttering up table space.

  • td854
    299 dollars for what is essentially, a netbook without a screen or keyboard, no thanks.
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  • idisarmu
    It needs an ssd to be 100% silent. I bet that hard drive will still be noisy, though I have no experience with 1.8" drives.
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  • racermx187
    I think with just an SSD this would be a really cool PC for the car. Movies, simple games, 3G internet, etc
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  • industrial_zman
    it looks close to the pc-fit2 or the pc-fit2i, which have been out for a while. they are priced about the same. it would be neat if tom's could get one of each and test them out.
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  • foody
    td854299 dollars for what is essentially, a netbook without a screen or keyboard, no thanks.The word you're looking for is nettop.

    Though, I do agree with you, I wouldn't buy one either. There is a market for these though.
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  • matt87_50
    add a 3.5" bay for a harddrive and this would be great for a file server/bittorrent client/ anything else that would have you leave your computer on overnight
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  • shadow187
    This is actually really cool. Put it behind your TV and have it as a torrent-slave (not, of course, that I promote such shenanigans...), and you could have a 1080p home-theater.
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  • td854
    foodyThe word you're looking for is nettop. Though, I do agree with you, I wouldn't buy one either. There is a market for these though.
    Yeah, I guess I was trying to point out that there's probably much better choices, the cheapest model Acer Revo for example is $200, comes with mouse and keyboard, and that leaves another $99 towards a screen (if you need one.)
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  • anamaniac
    Cool.

    Though I want it even smaller. -_-
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  • axisman
    Any idea on what temps this thing would run at? Would it survive an Australian summer, for instance?
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