Re: [dwm] Re: Low Power Fanless Computer

From: Matthias-Christian Ott <>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 17:48:09 +0200

On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 07:42:11PM +0800, Wu Zhe wrote:
> Matthias-Christian Ott <>
> writes:
> > Intel's Atom processors are modern and have probably the highest performance
> > per watt ration. However, the smallest affordable form-factor is mini-itx
> > (I talked to several companies that manufacture smaller industrial boards,
> > but the price performance ratio was terrible and buying one of those would
> > be my last option). Similar to the Nano most of the Atom Boards have a power
> > consumption that's a bit above 25W (there are the Z510 and Z530 embedded
> > Atom CPUs, but the come with the GMA 500 graphics chip which has no free
> > drivers). Nvidia's Ion, especially the Acer AspireRevo, seems to be quite
> > promising, but has proprietary drivers.
> Have you looked at Fit-PC2? It's really power efficient (only draw 8W at
> full CPU load ), the only downside is it uses GMA 500 for
> graphics. Anyway, this is the closest thing I know.

I really considered buying it (I'm registred in the forums and was waiting
for the first resellers in Europe to sell it) until I found out that the
GMA 500 has no Free Software drivers. But despite this, the the fit-PC2 and
Nivida's Ion Platform were the best systems I could find.

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