Ripple Mini Chocolate Atom-powered desktop launches

The options for compact desktop computers based on Intel's power-sipping Atom processor keep increasing, with Korean company Ripple being the latest to throw their hat into the ring.  Based on the Mini-ITX form factor, the new Ripple Mini Chocolate measures just 15 x 210 x 80mm and has a 1.6Ghz Atom CPU, up to 2GB of DDR2 RAM and space for a slot-loading optical drive.

Based on a i945GC-Northbridge and ICH7 southbridge, there are four USB 2.0 ports, two SATA sockets for hard-drives and a single IDE socket.  Connectivity is limited to wired ethernet (10/1000) as standard.  The power-supply is a mere 60W, so the Ripple Mini could be especially suited to office environments where multiple running PCs chew through a lot of electricity.

The Ripple Mini Chocolate is available now in Korea, priced at 209,000 KRW ($207).  It's available in red, black and silver.

[via AVING]