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Notorious Gadgets presents the Phatty and Slimmy computers


May 11, 2010

Top of the range Phatty P410 with AMD's quad core Phenom II X4 940 4x 3.00GHz Black Editio...

Top of the range Phatty P410 with AMD's quad core Phenom II X4 940 4x 3.00GHz Black Edition processor and graphics courtesy of ATI's Radeon X700

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Notorious Gadgets has launched a range of new desktop computer solutions in three distinct flavors, depending on user need, and two different models. They are available as Office units with low power draw and affordability as the key drivers, Multimedia units built for entertainment, or Professional units offering high tech performance in a small form factor. As an indicator of the size options available, models come as either Phatty or Slimmy.

As the names might suggest, the 8.4 x 8.6 x 3.1 inch Phatty models stand a little higher than their 2.1 inch high Slimmy counterparts, but all units are built with energy efficiency and low noise in mind. The Slimmy O300, for instance, features a power optimized, energy efficient Intel Atom N330 Dual Core 1.6 GHz processor with Intel GMA 950 graphics. Also within its aluminum chassis is 2GB of DDR2 memory, a 500GB SATA HDD and 802.11g WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0 USB modules. Built for office use, the unit comes with the option of an external DVD drive.

NVIDIA GeForce 9400 graphics are claimed to help make the Phatty M310 multimedia unit "simply one of the best visual experiences." This model is also powered by Intel's Atom N330 Dual Core 1.6 GHz processor, 2GB RAM and a 2.5 inch 500GB HDD, but also benefits from an internal DVD re-writer and internal WiFi.

The Phatty P410 model is built for "individuals who savor and respect extreme performance and power, combining with reliability and stability, crowned with ultimate elegance" and represents the top of the professional range. It's powered by AMD's quad core Phenom II X4 940 4x 3.00GHz Black Edition processor and graphics come courtesy of ATI's Radeon X700. There's 4GB of DDR2 memory, an internal DVD re-writer and 128GB solid state drive.

There are currently over a dozen Notorious Gadgets preconfigured models to choose from. Prices range from EUR270 (about US$343) for the Slimmy O100 with Intel Celeron 220, 1GB memory and 250GB HDD, right up to EUR959 (about US$1220) for the Phatty P410 featured above. The company also offers a buyer customization service for those who want to specify exactly what goes into the tiny aluminum box.

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