fit-PC

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fit-PC2, fit-PC2i
Media 2.5" 160 GB SATA hard disk
mini-SD slot
Operating system Linux Mint
Windows XP
Windows 7
Power 6W @ 12 V DC
CPU Intel Atom Z550 (2 GHz) / Z530 (1.6 GHz) / Z510 (1.1 GHz)
Memory 1 GB DDR2
Up to 2 GB
Display DVI 1920x1200 through HDMI connector
Connectivity 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
1000baseT Ethernet (2x GbE in fit-PC2i)
6 x USB 2.0 ports (4 in fit-PC2i)
line-out, line-in, microphone
S/PDIF (and RS232 in fit-PC2i)
Dimensions 10.1 x 11.5 x 2.7 cm
fit-PC Slim
CompuLab Fit-PC-Slim keys.gif
Media 2.5" 60 GB IDE hard disk
Operating system Ubuntu
Gentoo Linux
Windows XP
Power 6W @ 12 V DC
CPU Geode LX 800
Memory 512 MB DDR SDRAM
Display VGA 1920x1440
Connectivity 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
100baseT Ethernet
3 x USB 2.0 ports
Headphones, microphone
Serial
Dimensions 10 x 11 x 3 cm
fit-PC 1.0
CompuLab Fit-pc1.0 front back.jpg
Media 2.5" 40 GB (older versions) / 60 GB (newer versions) IDE hard disk
Operating system Ubuntu
Gentoo Linux
Windows XP
Power 5W @ 5 V DC
CPU Geode LX 800
Memory 256 MB DDR SDRAM
Display VGA 1920x1440
Connectivity 2 x 100baseT Ethernet
2 x USB 2.0 ports
Headphones, microphone
Serial
Dimensions 12 x 11.6 x 4 cm

The fit-PC is a small, light, fan-less nettop computer manufactured by the Israeli company CompuLab.

Many fit-PC models are available - fit-PC 1.0 was introduced in July 2007, fit-PC Slim was introduced in September 2008, fit-PC 2 was introduced in May 2009, fit-PC 3 introduced eary 2012, and fit-PC 4 was introduced spring 2014. The device is power-efficient (fit-PC 1 was about 5 W) and therefore considered[by whom?] to be a green computing project, capable of using open source software and creating minimal electronic waste.[1][2][3]

Current models[edit]

fit-PC2[edit]

On February 19, 2009, Compulab announced the fit-PC2, which is "a major upgrade to the fit-PC product line".[4] Detailed specifications for the fit-PC2 include an Intel Atom Z5xx Silverthorne processor (1.1/1.6/2.0 GHz options), up to 2GB of RAM, 160GB SATA Hard Drive, GigaBit LAN and more. The fit-PC2 is also capable of HD video playback. Its declared power consumption is only 6W, and according to the manufacturer, it saves 96% of the power used by a standard desktop. fit-PC2 is the most power efficient PC on the Energy-Star list. The fit-PC2 is based on the GMA 500 (Graphics Media Accelerator). Unfortunately the open source driver included in Linux kernel 2.6.39 does not support VA-API video or OpenGL/3D acceleration.[5]

fit-PC2i[edit]

On December 2, 2009, Compulab announced the fit-PC2i, a fit-PC2 variation targeting networking and industrial applications.[6] fit-PC2i adds a second Gbit Ethernet port, Wake-on-LAN, S/PDIF output and RS232 port, has two fewer USB ports, and no IR.

fit-PC3[edit]

The fit-PC3 has been released early 2012. See the fit-PC3 article.

fit-PC4[edit]

The fit-PC4 has been released spring 2014.

Obsolete models[edit]

fit-PC Slim[edit]

On September 16, 2008, Compulab announced the Fit-PC Slim, which at 11 x 10 x 3 cm is smaller than fit-PC 1.0.

Hardware[edit]

fit-PC Slim uses 500 MHz AMD Geode LX800 processor and has 512mb soldered-on RAM. The computer includes a VGA output, a serial port with a custom connector, Ethernet, b/g WLAN, and 3 USB ports (2 on the front panel). The system has an upgradeable 2.5" 60GB ATA hard drive.

Software[edit]

fit-PC Slim has General Software BIOS supporting PXE and booting from a USB CDROM or USB thumb drive. It is pre-installed with either Windows 7 or with Ubuntu 8.10 and Gentoo Linux 2008.0 . Also Windows Embedded can be used, or pre-installed on a FlowDrive.

Availability[edit]

The fit-PC Slim end-of-life was announced on 19 June 2009 with the general availability of fit-PC2.

fit-PC 1.0[edit]

fit-PC 1.0 is an earlier model that has the following differences

  • Limited to 256mb RAM
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Dual 100BaseT Ethernet
  • Larger form factor - 12 x 11.6 x 4 cm
  • Only 2 USB ports
  • Hard disk is upgradeable
  • No power button and indicator LEDs
  • 5 V power supply

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tiniest Linux system, yet?". LinuxDevices.com. September 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  2. ^ "Tiny PC sips power, runs Linux". LinuxDevices.com. July 19, 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  3. ^ "Fit PC—A Tiny Linux PC that Fits Anywhere". ExtremeTech. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  4. ^ "New fit-PC model - fit-PC2". CompuLab. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  5. ^ "An Open-Source Intel GMA 500 Driver Appears". Phoronix. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  6. ^ "fit-PC2i announced - fit-PC2". CompuLab. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 

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