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    Ultra-compact Trim-Slice computer released

    Compulab has just released their new ultra-compact, ultra-portable Trim-Slice desktop computer, packed with features and available to ship. It runs on a trickle of power (less than 3w) that powers a dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU and 1 Gb RAM, as well as a 32 Gb SSD, 4 USB ports, Bluetooth, Ethernet, dual 1080p HDMI ports, and an SD card slot—all packed into a tasteful metal case that is only .6” thick. Its three models range from a barebones version priced around $200 (that lacks some of the above features) to a decked out $320 Pro model.


    While the hardware seems to have mass-appeal, the software is a work in progress. Trim-Slice was designed to entice software developers to make the most of this device, so Trim-Slice is encouraging the general consumer to hold off until the software matures into a more accessible version. What would you use a Trim-Slice for? Use applications could include media computers or one of the smallest car PC’s on the market.

    For more info, visit their website.

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    ^ This. I think this is going to become a serious contender for car computing. Multimedia power with the ability to sip the power at a very low rate.

    And someone go check on Tripzero, I think he might have just slipped into a coma of joy

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    This would make a great HTPC or media extender as well. Just needs a good Windows port.
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    Except that there is no windows on ARM, except for CE versions. You would be better off going the XMBC / MythTV route if you wanted to use this unit.

    Or pick up a FitPC if you wanted to use windows, those are still lean enough, but are x86 hardware, so they will run Windows.

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    windows 8 will support ARM. This will be ready just in time. Go figure.

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    Just in time for what....I want one NOW!!

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    but if microsoft continues their current trend with 'good' OS's, we will need to wait until late windows 9(for all the bug fixes), early windows 10 for a stable release...

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    but if microsoft continues their current trend with 'good' OS's, we will need to wait until late windows 9(for all the bug fixes), early windows 10 for a stable release...
    I second that
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    Glad to see you guys posted about this

    I looked at it as a great start for implementing android OS or other arm based OS's into the dash of our vehicles efficiantly and powerfully.

    Android OS seems like a great choice with a bit of work. Tons of apps, and especially vehicle based apps like Torque. Open bluetooth support, very wide media support, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by optikalefx View Post
    windows 8 will support ARM. This will be ready just in time. Go figure.
    Exactly. I think the dual core ARM's will run Windows just fine, just like the Atom devices. Linux is fine, but I prefer Windows for my HTPC.

    ARM is a great platform because of the wide OS support, and Windows support will just make it better.
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