Fanless barebones PC from Foxconn lands at Newegg for $250

By on January 30, 2013, 3:00 PM

Silent PC aficionados may be interested to learn that Newegg is now stocking a silent small form factor computer from Foxconn. The aptly named NanoPC, measuring just 7.5-inches x 5.3-inches x 1.5-inches, has a TDP rating of just 9W which explains how Foxconn was able to ship it without active cooling.

The book-sized barebones PC is powered by an AMD dual-core C70 APU clocked at 1.0GHz, a component that is based on Ontario silicon (think netbooks), so it’s not exactly a powerhouse. Alongside the CPU is an AMD Radeon HD 7290 GPU, support for up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, a single SATA 3.0Gb/sec port and a Gigabit Ethernet port.

I/O support includes four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a memory card reader, two audio jacks, a DVI connector and an HDMI connector. Strangely enough, there’s no internal Wi-Fi so you’ll need to rely on a wired connection or go with a USB dongle to connect to the net. Foxconn does, however, throw in a VESA-compatible mounting bracket as well as a vertical stand to provide a couple of different mounting options.

If the $250 asking price seems a bit steep, The Tech Report recommends this slightly older (yet more powerful) version for $175. It comes with an AMD E-350 dual-core APU clocked at 1.6GHz, AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics and 802.11n Wi-Fi. The chassis isn’t as refined looking but the $75 savings could go a long way towards memory, a hard drive or even a speedy solid state drive.

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avoidz avoidz said:

Those would be nice little casual PC boxes for surfing the Internet. Or connecting to a TV.

axiomatic13 axiomatic13 said:

These little PC's need dual NIC's so they can be used as routers or small vmware hypervisor systems as well as normal workstations.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Hm, I smell an Apple lawsuit in the works! Surely some of the concept must have been stolen from the Mac Mini. Like you know, the Mini is small, this is small.......

mrcavooter mrcavooter said:

Rectangular with round corners. Suspiciously smells like Jobs came back from the dead.

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