Haifa-based computer-on-module and miniature PC maker CompuLab has expanded its Trim Slice family of compact systems and introduced the Trim Slice H barebone and Trim Slice H250 system based around Nvidia’s Tegra 2 SoC and its either available preconfigured with Linux OS on a 250GB hard drive fitted within the Trim-Slice miniature fanless case or can be purchased without OS and diskless. The Trim Slice H Diskless will allow you to add your own HDD or SSD for $279, while the $319 H250 comes with Linux pre-installed on a 250GB HDD and both of these beasts will showcase 1GHz chips, 1GB RAM, HDMI and DVI ports, Gigabit Ethernet, built-in 802.11n WiFi, 4 USB ports, 2 SD slots, an RS232 serial port and USB Bluetooth adapter…………
CompuLab, manufacturer of Trim-Slice, the first ARM Cortex-A9 miniature desktop powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2, is announcing a new Trim-Slice model and is reaching out to the open-source community with Trim-Slice developers program. Trim-Slice H further extends the usability of ARM on the desktop by incorporating an accessible bay for a 2.5-inch SATA hard-disk inside the Trim-Slice miniature fanless casing. “High-capacity and affordable storage is a vital element of the PC experience” said Irad Stavi, Director of Business Development at CompuLab. “With Trim-Slice H, ARM users are no longer deprived of choice when it comes to storage.” Trim-Slice H will be available towards the end of Aug-2011 in two models:
- Trim-Slice H Diskless – where the buyer can add the hard disk or SSD – MSRP $279
- Trim-Slice H250 – with 250GB hard disk and Linux pre-installed – MSRP $319
Both models incorporate 1 GHz Tegra 2, 1 GB RAM, HDMI and DVI ports, Gigabit Ethernet, built-in 802.11n WiFi, 4 USB ports, 2 SD slots, RS232 serial port and a USB Bluetooth adapter. CompuLab is committed to cooperation with the open-source community. “Trim-Slice is particularly attractive to software developers since it is an open platform designed into a commercial grade product” said Igor Vaisbein, Trim-Slice System Architect at CompuLab. “The Trim-Slice design team is working closely with the community to facilitate further deployment of open-source projects. Recent support for Trim-Slice by Arch Linux ARM and MeeGo illustrate this relationship.” To further extend the reach of Trim-Slice within the community CompuLab is now making a special offer to open-source developers only – Trim-Slice Pro Dev-Kit at 45% discount – $175 instead of $319.