We’ve seen a fair amount of Tegra 2 devices; tablets and smartphones packing the Nvidia chipset were shown off proudly at CES 2011. With all the buzz surrounding the platform, we’re expecting many more similar devices based on the platform before the year is out. However, we’re also hoping for some not-so-typical Tegra 2 offerings, like this ultra-compact desktop from CompuLab.
The tiny machine you’re looking at is called the Trim Slice and measures in at just a little bigger than a 2.5-inch HDD. It boasts a fanless metal chassis that houses support for HDMI and Dual-Link DVI ports for twin displays, 4 x USB 2.0, Bluetooth, SDHC slot, a microSDHC slot, up to 64GB of SSD storage, 1GB of RAM, WiFi b/g/n, gigabit ethernet and of course, the all important dual-core ARM Cortex A9 Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset with integrated GPU.
“CompuLab [has] demonstrated many times over its expertise in power-efficient system design.” Igor Vaisbein, Trim-Slice Project Manager at CompuLab, said in a statement. “The ultra-low power of NVIDIA Tegra 2 enabled designing Trim-Slice into a miniature form-factor with unprecedentedly low-power envelope while providing rich multimedia capabilities and PC-like user experience.”
Expected availability is April, and the Trim Slice will be sold in several configurations through OEMs, who will rebrand the device as they see fit. Still, don’t panic if you’ve already purchased a PC this year and are all tapped out. CompuLab says it’s guaranteed for long-term availability of at least five years. Stavi didn’t mention anything about pricing other than to say it had yet to be finalized.