Stealth intros ultra-compact "Little PC" with Core i7

By Matthew
Apr 11, 2011
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  1. Stealth has launched a new novel-sized PC armed with Intel's Core i5 or i7 mobile processors. More specifically, the LPC-670 comes with last year's Arrandale chips such as the 2.4GHz Core i5-520M, 2.67GHz i5-580M or 2.67GHz i7-620M -- not Sandy Bridge. Nonetheless, the machine represents Stealth's most powerful mini-PC to date and it crams some impressive specs into a mere 6.54 x 6.18 x 1.89-inch aluminum enclosure.

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  2. CamaroMullet

    CamaroMullet Newcomer, in training Posts: 115

    "Pricing starts at $1,650"

    That has to be a typo....really?
  3. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

  4. spikester48661

    spikester48661 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 103

    price sucks but a cool little PC.
  5. sry for posting as an/s but its kinda fail, for that tag and since its supposed to be used for HD media streaming/enconding (see core i7) it should at least have wifi N or usb 3 or both
  6. CamaroMullet

    CamaroMullet Newcomer, in training Posts: 115

    Wow! What a rip off. I can't see them selling much of these units. I like the size, but come on you can't really game on it, I'd rather get a 300 dollar foxconn unit with wireless N to watch 1080p videos??? Am I missing something??
  7. KG363

    KG363 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 523   +9

    impressive despite the cost
  8. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TechSpot Addict Posts: 619   +118

    I'll agree that it's a tidy little thing, and there is a decent market for compact PCs, but the pricing is just ridiculous.
  9. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 486   +10

    That is some nice tech, but the pricing is way too high. It makes me want to run and hide...

    I might as well get a laptop; at least the screen will give me a good idea why I have spent over 1200...

    Geez... starting at 1,600...
  10. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TechSpot Booster Posts: 655   +34

    $1,650.. lol people will just get Apples mini, or dells for cheaper.
  11. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TechSpot Addict Posts: 619   +118

    Yes, starting from $1,650. I'm just going through the specs now and the pricing is a lot of fun. First of all, Matthew is slightly wrong in his article, because it doesn't come with an i3, even though the original advert on the site says it does.
    It starts with an i5-520M. If you want the i5-580M, that's an extra $65. If you want an i7, it's $180 extra. If you want Windows 7 on it, that's an extra $195 or $275 for Ultimate. If you want XP, it's $195 for them to install Win7 on it and give you a downgrade disk. If you want Windows Server 2008, $1,095. If you want a monitor with it, then you're clearly allergic to money because that's another $2000.

    I'm sorry but the only sort of people who would want to buy a compact PC for this sort of money, can't. They can't, simply because they've been institutionalized. Compact PCs are a great idea and there are people who can get a lot of use out of them, but to buy this particular one, you'd have to be mad enough to eat a live ferret.
  12. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,019   +83 Staff Member

    Thanks for the note Lurker101, I've adjusted the post.
  13. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,119   +51

    Pretty amazing, as a novelty item it rocks...

    Now...

    To whom is this intended? Without the gaming capability it looks pretty retarded to spend so much on this little thing, to play 1080p media you have WAY WAY cheaper (And cheaper each week) options, designers who could use that much raw power have always loved their MACs (Which is amazing how it looks like a cheaper alternative now...), programmers who may use it to code or run some sort of home "server" database or whatsoever can buy real servers or alternative power computer (Not considering they like to play games).

    So... who is this targetted for?
     
  14. matrix86

    matrix86 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 795   +8

    ...how does this come with XP? I thought Microsoft dropped support for XP? Why would you want to put out a system with an unsupported OS? The other thing that confuses me is why only "G" wifi? Why not "N"? I don't know many electronics that don't come standard with N lately.
  15. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 429   +15

    I don't understand how this ISN'T a waste of money. Hell, you could even get a an R700 and a dock for cheaper than that and you'll probably only be missing out on the extra RAM. Plus you would get a device that is mobile; with wireless N; and you'll have a three year international warranty.


    This price is simply not justified...
  16. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Duct tape it to the top of a Roomba, and you have a $2000 PC that can clean your house.
  17. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +90

    Funny because as I was reading through the article, and while noticing the nice specs (for the size), my subconscious told me "Wait for it, wait for it..." And bam! 1,650.

    Hahaha, good luck with that.


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