Viewsonic's new energy efficient, space-saving mini-PC
By Paul Ridden
May 20, 2010
ViewSonic has announced U.S. availability for its new handy VOT125 mini-PC. Coming with a quartet of ultra-low-voltage processor options from Intel to help cut down on power draw and benefiting from Windows 7 Home Premium, its petite dimensions may well see the unit being squeezed into the tightest nook of limited home and office space.
ViewSonic is obviously hoping to tap into the eco-friendly home/business computing market, as they note that the VOT125 "uses up to 90 percent less plastic and consumes up to 90 percent less energy than traditional tower PCs."
Making room for the teeny 1.5 x 5.1 x 4.5 inch unit shouldn't pose too much of a problem, but the inclusion of a VESA monitor mount offers the possibility of a totally PC-free working area.
The VOT125 mini-PC is available in a choice of four energy-saving ULV processor options from Intel - the Celeron M ULV 743 costing around US$499, the Celeron SU2300 at about US$529, a Pentium SU4100 which could empty your wallet by US$629 and a Core 2 SU7300 that should be around US$679.
Whatever processor option is chosen, the VOT125 also comes equipped with 2GB of memory, a 250GB hard drive, four USB 2.0 ports, a 3-in-1 card reader, wired and wireless connectivity and DVI/HDMI outputs for connection to a monitor or HD television.
There's no optical drive of course, but in an age of portable flash memory perhaps such a thing won't be missed.
The following video overview from ViewSonic showcases most of the features available: