SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- AOpen(R) Inc., an award-winning, global leader in PC component and barebones systems design and manufacturing, today announced the first Small Form Factor (SFF) PCs based on the i855GME chipset for the Intel Pentium-M. The release of EY855-II XC Cube follows AOpen's release of the world's first desktop motherboard based on Socket 479 Intel Pentium M CPU, the i855GMEm-LFS in late November. The new 855 Pentium M product fuses unmatched computing performance, ultra silence and low power consumption expected from high-end laptop with a sleek, classic desktop worthy of any user. "AOpen is proud to be the first to cater to consumers with a line of powerful customizable products that offer a perfect combination of exhilarating performance, low power consumption and ultra silence," said James Chen, the XC Cube product manager of AOpen. "Our compact, stylish PCs deliver unmatched entertainment enjoyment for unparalleled user experience." The AOpen EY855-II XC Cube supports Pentium M processors up to 2.0GHz, with a 400-533MHz FSB and 2GB of DDR333 memory. The Pentium M processor consumes only 40 watts, unlike its predecessor the Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 which consumed roughly 160 watts. The new chip design generates less heat and needs much less cooling, resulting in quieter operation -- a feature highly advantageous to SFF PCs. The EY855-II XC Cube is equipped with a high-quality ultra silent CPU cooler which eliminates annoying cooler noise. The average speed of the equipped cooler is roughly 2000rpm, emitting a mere 22~24 dB, a 40 percent reduction in noise level compared to a P4 processor running at 37 dB. The product also supports a full range of expansion interfaces including USB2.0 ports, IEEE1394 connectors, AGP 4X graphics slot and PCI slot onboard, offering users flexible scalability for future upgrades. The AOpen EY855-II XC Cube is available through AOpen Authorized Resellers throughout North America starting at approximately $320.00. About AOpen AOpen is a publicly listed company under the Wistron Group. Besides developing micro bare bone systems, portable computers, standard systems, motherboards, imaging products, multimedia cards and monitors, it has recently established a Strategic Product Division to strengthen it products in the market, and integrate its combined resources to actively expand AOpen's market share around the globe, including that in Taiwan, China, Japan, Asia, the Americas and Europe. With a strong R&D background, ample production experience within the Wistron Group, and combining AOpen's marketing and assembling advantages, AOpen is aggressively expanding in the Chinese market, offering local services, and providing a 3C parts and components solution for small and medium sized businesses. Public Relations for US Marti Miernik Neale-May & Partners for AOpen 650-328-5555 x140 firstname.lastname@example.org Michele Sun AOpen Marketing Manager 408-232-1253 michele_sun@AOpen.com
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