updated 11:10 am EDT, Wed August 15, 2007
Stealth LPC-350 PCI
Stealth Computer today took the wraps off the LittlePC 350 PCI, one of its smallest-yet systems to feature expansion. The system is 2.75 inches tall but finds room for an average-sized PCI slot, allowing for options that would be impractical in typical very small systems, such as a dedicated video card or sound hardware. Though modest in speed with either a Celeron M or a Pentium M, the low power demand lets the PC attach to a car's 12-volt port or other mobile power hookups. A rugged, aluminum shell is said to toughen the Little PC against shocks while also preventing overheating in some tighter spots.
Systems can be ordered today, with a base $995 running a 1.5GHz Celeron M, 512MB of RAM, an 80GB hard disk, and a DVD/CD-RW combo drive. Boosting specs through custom-orders allows for a 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB of memory, a 160GB hard drive, and a DVD burner. Windows 2000, XP, or Vista are easily available but custom installs also allow for Linux or very specialized operating systems such as QNX.