Tangent 17-inch all-in-one PC uses only 24W

Posted on Friday, Aug 29 2008 @ 15:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Fans of green computing will be excited about the new Tangent Evergreen 17" all-in-one PC - this new system promises a power consumption of only 24W!

The specifications aren't that great though but what do you expect from a system that uses so little power? You can choose between a passively cooled VIA Eden 1GHz CPU or a VIA C7 1.5GHz which is cooled by a low-noise fan. The chipset is the VIA CN400 + VIA VT8237R and graphics are provided by the integrated PCIe S3 Mirage. The system can be quipped by up to 2GB DDR2 SDRAM memory and a ATA hard drive of up to 160GB. There's also 10/100/1000Gbit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g WiFi, one mini PCI expansion slot, four USB 2.0 ports, three serial ports, one VGA port, two PS/2 ports, one RJ45 port and audio ports (line-in, line-out, mic-in).

The system has a 17" LCD display with 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution and is powered by a 60W external PSU. A compact flash drive, SSD, DVD burner and touch screen are all optional. Users can choose between Windows XP Pro, Windows XP Embedded for servers and web-based computing or Linux.

The pricing is not attractive though, the Evergreen 17 has a starting price of $1,195.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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