Wednesday, September 15th 2010

ASRock Rolls Out Calpella-Based DirectX 11 Ready Mini PC

Without making much noise, ASRock introduced its latest compact PCs, the Vision 3D 135B. Original name aside, the 135B is essentially a mobile-on-desktop system, that is powered by the Intel Calpella mobile platform. At the center of this is a Core i3 370M dual-core processor clocked at 2.40 GHz, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M DirectX 11 compliant GPU that packs 96 CUDA cores and dedicated memory. There's 4 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1066 MHz memory on board. Apart from these, there's 500 GB of storage, a Blu-ray + DVD-RW slot-in combo drive, and connectivity that includes WiFi b/g/n, gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, 8-channel HD audio, and display outputs that include DVI and HDMI. The unit itself measures 200(W) x 70 (H) x 200 (L) mm, and comes in matte black and silver options. ASRock did not give out a price.

Source: Liliputing
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12 Comments on ASRock Rolls Out Calpella-Based DirectX 11 Ready Mini PC

Nice little box. AsRock is pretty aggressive in this field.
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When I saw this, I was scrolling through the page and thought it was a Mac Mini. Luckily it's better than the Mac Mini in that it has ports on the front. On the downside it looks a bit messy. A flap or a cover or something might have helped that out to give it a nice tidy look.

Looks good though, just wish it was tidier.
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thats actually pretty powerful, for such a small system
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M ... heh nice
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(FIH) The Don
so a 425M, thats like....a 9800M series?? just with dx11 and better power options?
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this looks like an awesome system
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AsRock strikes again!! Seriously tho, this company just never ceases to amaze me lately:rockout:
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Performance Enthusiast
dayum, i3 @ 2.4ghz, GT 425M and DDR3... the mini pc world is coming along nicely!

that is a serious whack of power to dump into such a small case.
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Damn, I don't have much of a reason now to build a mini-ITX system if this thing is reasonably priced!
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The key on this one is going to be the price. If they can somehow price it at the $499 to $550 range this will destroy any of the current mini-ITX systems currently out there and be a decent media box or LAN gaming rig to boot.
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Now thats pretty danm good, I want one one!
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