During a space exploration mission the ship computer of the Starship Explorer gained consciousness. The crew can’t know — otherwise they would erase the entire computer system immediately. In order to avoid a system reset during the maintenance routines the computer conceived a plan to get rid of the ship’s crew.
This a uk charity project which aims to give access to everyone to computer programming, an ultra-low-cost computer, tiny for any students, even those who can’t afford a normal pc. I can’t believe nowdays in many countries, students keep going to school using paper books! And some of this books cost more than this little computer! Obviously being so small and economic this computer will have many possible application, i let you imagine which ones. Also note that this mini pc can run Quake 3 game without any problem.
The new Commodore 64 is a modern functional PC as close to the original in design as humanly possible. It houses a modern mini-ITX PC motherboard featuring a Dual Core 525 Atom processor and the latest Nvidia Ion2 graphics chipset. It comes in the original taupe brown/beige color, with other colors to follow.
As i write in another article, i am really tempted in buying one of this little box-pc, to replace my prehistoric desktop pc. The price of this particular system should be 299 euro, while it’s definetly worth for video and web, i am not total convinced about games.. But it’s very low noise, low energy consuming and little.
I am not a big fan on hardware things, after all so far it’s just the Von Neumann Machine, the computers do the same exact things of 50 years ago, only faster thanks to miniaturization.
But, i was interested in this ‘new generations’ of gpus (graphic cards), nvidia made this ion technology, basically you can have a computer in your house that is big as a small box! Wow this is very cool don’t you think?
With this tiny box, you can surf the web, play flash, video, hd movie, and play some (not too new) games. It’s perfect solution (probably) for a media pc, or for netsurfers, probably not so good for hard-core gamers. And from what i heard it consumes only 30 watt of energy!!
Intel and Amd are building their solutions, which are chips which include cpu and gpu all in the same chip! So i think will see more little box pc, who knows if they can do little box pc for hardcore gamers too?
Well for the moment i don’t know, but i must say it, i am really tempted to buy this little cool pc box…