While we often can be found heaping scorn onto the me-too Atom N270 netbook ranges that pass our viewing window, Intel's low-power chip does occasionally find its way into an interesting machine. Stealth Computer have slotted the 1.6GHz chip into their latest "Little PC", the Stealth LPC-395F, a fanless nettop with a ruggedized chassis and front-loading 2.5-inch hard-drive bay.
The LPC-395F measures a compact 6.54 x 6.18 x 1.89 inches and is reasonably resilient to various vibrations, temperature fluctuations and shocks. Inside it has up to 2GB of RAM, dual gigabit ethernet, optional WiFi ($50) and a CompactFlash card slot that can be used to boot the whole PC; Stealth also offer various SSD upgrades if you're looking for extra security against vibration problems.
Since it'll run from 12-19V DC it's an ideal candidate for a mobile PC in a car or truck, but alternative uses include data acquisition and automation projects. The Stealth LPC-395F is available to order now, priced from $795 (without a hard-drive).
Stealth.Com Releases a Rugged Fanless Mini PC with Front Loaded Removable Storage Features
Toronto ~ November 2009 – Stealth.com Inc. (Stealth Computer) a leading ISO 9001 manufacturer of industrial rugged computers and peripherals has released the new Model LPC-395F, a rugged, small footprint, fanless computer with integrated removable storage.
Stealth's LPC-395F fanless mini PC includes front loaded removable media slots for both hard drive and compact flash media. An industry standard mobile 2.5" SATA hard drive slides directly into the machine without having to open the chassis. The system also supports a front loaded CF memory card for easy system updates and file deployment. Ed Boutilier, President & CEO of Stealth.com states; "Stealth's removable storage feature presents a new level of security, maintenance and data protection in a small form factor PC. There is no longer any need to spend lengthy time to open a chassis to change/ remove the hard drive. Our removable storage feature allows the user to secure or replace their critical data in a matter of seconds."
The new Stealth LPC-395F small form PC offers a tremendous price-performance value in a robust little package. The LPC-395F small PC punches through with Intel's energy efficient ATOM N270 processor technology. The rugged light-weight metal chassis measures only 6.54"(W) x 6.18"(D) x 1.89"(H) in size. Its sturdy small size and noise-free fanless design make it ideal for applications where space is critical.
The LPC-395F Fanless PC features a multitude of I/O connectivity built into its impressively diminutive design such as; Dual Gigabit LAN, 4-USB 2.0, 2-Serial RS232, 1-DVI, Audio ports with optional Wi-Fi 802.11g. The LPC-395F supports up to 2GB in memory and has a removable hard drive with up to 500GB's of storage space for archived data. For applications that require extra high shock, vibration and wide temperature ranges an optional SSD (Solid State Hard Drive) is available. The PC can also operate from 12-19VDC making it an ideal choice for field and mobile applications. Systems are compatible with Microsoft Win7/Vista/XP, Linux etc and can be custom configured to meet the exact needs of the OEM or end user. The LPC-395F is ideal for numerous applications such as digital sign, mobile/field deployment, process and discrete control, automation, human-machine-interface, data acquisition, shop floor and machine control to name a few.