Monday, October 20, 2008

Hands-On Review of the Averatec All-In-One PC

Laptop Magazine:
Averatec recently announced an 18.4-inch All-In-One with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor. Today that snazzy system landed at our office for an exclusive hands-on. Now the Averatec All-In-One isn’t a netbook - it doesn’t have a battery, its got a large LCD display attached to it, and comes with a mouse and keyboard - but its $549.99 price point, specs, performance and its bottom base sure remind us of one.

We have been playing around with the all-in-one for the last few hours and can say that it hands down beats the Eee Box.
Follow the link for the review, including a video of the unit.

For more photos and detailed description of the unit, see my previous post on the Averatec All-In-One. Here is a brief run-down of the specs:
  • Thickness: 1.3-inch base, .59-inch LCD
  • Built-In Webcam & MIC
  • Piano Black Design
  • Weight approx 4 lbs.
  • Microsoft Windows XP ULCPC
  • Intel ATOM CPU: N270 (1.6GHz / 533MHz FSB / 512K)
  • 18.4″ Widescreen LCD (1680 x 945)
  • 1GB DDR2 System Memory
  • 160GB SATA HDD
  • Super Multi Dual Layer DVD Burner
  • 802.11 b/g wireless LAN integrated
  • Integrated webcam (1.3M) and 5 USB 2.0 ports
  • 4-in-1 Memory Card Reader
  • 15 pin D-Sub Video out port
It has more than enough computing power for the average consumer and at $549 (including an integrated 18" display), it's hard to see how you can go wrong with one of these.

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