updated 10:00 am EST, Mon November 13, 2006
MiniPC LS800 Compact PC
Japanese firm MiniPC on Monday released one of its fastest small form factor PCs, the LS800. It resolves one of the most common problems of its size class, a lack of internal storage, by mounting the main system cooling fan to the side. This allows two desktop hard drives to be mounted while still providing room for a full, X16 PCI Express graphics card slot. The design also stays cool through the use of mobile processors and can be built using chips varying from the budget Celeron M to the 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo, according to MiniPC. The company ships the LS800 in late November for $579 in a barebones configuration.