1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

CompuLab Fit-PC2 NetTop

Michael Larabel

Published on 24 February 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 7 - 13 Comments

We have tested a few interesting Intel Atom-powered nettop computers lately from the ASRock ION 330HT-BD that bears a Blu-ray drive and an Intel Atom 330 CPU with NVIDIA ION graphics to the ASUS Eee Top that packaged the entire system within a touch-screen monitor. In this article we are trying out the CompuLab Fit-PC2, which is definitely the smallest Atom-powered computer we have tested to date. The Fit-PC2 easily fits in the palm of your hand and it packs an Intel Atom Z530 processor with a Poulsbo graphics processor, a 160GB SATA HDD, and 1GB of system memory.

CompuLab is not a well-known brand compared to ASUS, ASRock, or Acer, but this Israel-based company that produces over 100,000 motherboards a year has been around for almost two decades. The Fit-PC2 carries a tag line of "do without wasting" and promises to save 96% of the power used by a standard desktop, to be the most efficient PC on the Energy-Star list, is smaller than a soft drink can, is completely fanless, can fit anywhere, and is meant for a variety of applications from IP telephony to media streaming in your living room.

The current Fit-PC2 models offered by CompuLab are the Fit-PC2 and the Fit-PC2i. We were sent a review sample of the Fit-PC2 by CompuLab for testing at Phoronix and it includes the 1.6GHz Atom Z530, 1GB of DDR2 system memory, one Gigabit Ethernet port, six USB 2.0 ports, and 802.11g WiFi support. The Chipset used by both Fit-PC2 computers is the Intel US15W SCH (a.k.a. "Poulsbo") with GMA 500 series graphics. This computer also boasts an internal bay for the 2.5" SATA HDD and a miniSD socket. CompuLab offers the Fit-PC2 with a choice between Windows XP Home SP3, Windows 7 Professional, and Ubuntu Linux 8.04. There are also other Fit-PC2 models without a disk, with only a 1.1GHz processor, and other options.

The CompuLab Fit-PC2 arrived from Haifa in a small cardboard box and inside of that was the Fit-PC2 package itself. The product packaging lists all of the specifications for this mini Atom-powered PC and states this product is ideal for use as a multimedia PC, security and home automation, desktop replacement, thin client, 24/7 server, or a car PC. A brief user's manual is included with the PC as well as the external power supply, one WiFi antenna, and a HDMI to DVI monitor adapter.

<< Previous Page
1
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. 13-Way Low-End GPU Comparison With AMD's AM1 Athlon
  2. ASUS AM1I-A: A Mini-ITX Board For Socketed Kabini APUs
  3. Mini-Box M350: A Simple, Affordable Mini-ITX Case
  4. Overclocking The AMD AM1 Athlon & Sempron APUs
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Ubuntu 12.04.4 vs. 13.10 vs. 14.04 LTS Desktop Benchmarks
  2. AMD OpenCL Performance With AM1 Kabini APUs
  3. A Quick Look At GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5
  4. Are AMD Athlon/Sempron APUs Fast Enough For Steam On Linux?
Latest Linux News
  1. Borderlands Is Being Considered For Linux
  2. Mesa 10.0 & 10.1 Stable Get Updated
  3. Getting Hit By The Variable Performance Of The Public Cloud
  4. Git 2.0 Test Releases Begin With Many Changes
  5. Wine 1.7.17 Works On Its Task Scheduler, C Run-Time
  6. The Improv ARM Board Still Isn't Shipping; Riding A Dead Horse?
  7. Debian To Maintain 6.0 Squeeze As An LTS Release
  8. Wasteland 2 Is Finally Released For Linux Gamers
  9. FreeBSD Advances For ARM, Bhyve, Clang
  10. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" Officially Released
  11. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS Server Benchmarks
  12. QEMU 2.0 Released With ARM, x86 Enhancements
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Suggestions about how to make a Radeon HD 7790 work decently?
  2. The GNOME Foundation Is Running Short On Money
  3. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  4. Radeon 8000M problematic on Linux?
  5. Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd
  6. After Jack Keane, RuseSoft will briing Ankh 3 to Linux through Desura
  7. Suspected PHP Proxy Issue
  8. Change installation destination from home directory