Stealth Computer unveils its smallest Mini PC to date
By Paul Ridden
August 4, 2010
If you're looking for a powerful, space-saving personal computer that's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand then the new LPC-100 from Stealth might just tick all the right boxes. Despite its diminutive dimensions, the little computer is claimed to outperform most desktop and mobile computers available today. There's up to 2.53GHz of processing power on offer, some 500GB of hard drive storage with solid state options too and up to 4GB of memory.
Stealth's new LPC-100 comes with Intel's 1.9 GHz Dual Core Celeron T3100 processor as standard but upgrades to a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 or 2.53GHz T9400 are available. There's up to 4GB of DDR3 memory supported over two slots and the basic configuration comes with a 160GB SATA hard drive but there's up to 500GB offered as optional upgrades and solid state drives in the storage pot too.
The 4.0 x 6.1 x 1.45-inch little PC has onboard 3D-ready graphics to both VGA and DVI ports, with resolution up to 2048 x 1536 for VGA and 1680 x 1050 for DVI. Giving a nod towards an earlier time and seeming a little old-school in today's world of wireless and HDMI connectivity, the LPC-100 also features a couple of PS/2 ports for wired keyboard/mouse connection and a couple of RS232 COM ports. Back to the present for operating system compatibility though with Windows 7 and support also being offered for XP and Vista. Those requiring other configurations are encouraged to contact the manufacturer for more information.
Stealth's new offering does have quite a bit of competition in the Mini-PC market, the similarly-sized VOT 125 from ViewSonic for instance. It sports comparable hardware specs, including a Core 2 ULV processor option, but also benefits from wireless and HDMI connectivity and a 3-in-1 card reader. The VOT 125 doesn't look quite as tough as the Stealth Mini-PC, the latter being wrapped in a low profile aluminum chassis, and the maximum storage on offer is half that of the LPC-100 (with no solid state drive option offered either) but it does come in quite a bit cheaper.
The LPC-100 includes three USB 2.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet but no Wi-Fi and is available now for a starting price of US$995 for the basic configuration.