AMD LiveBox Mini PC prototype plugs right into a wall jack
AMD has unveiled a low power, small form factor desktop computer that you can easily hold in one hand. If you get tired of holding the AMD LiveBox though, you can just plug it right into an outlet. There’s a two-prong power connector built right into the case, no cables required.
The AMD LiveBox is a prototype that could be a reference design for PC makers. AMD makes chips, not computers, but the LiveBox prototype shows what kind of mini-PCs could be built around AMD’s low power processors.
The LiveBox is powered by a 1 GHz AMD C-60 dual core processor with AMD Radeon HD 6200 graphics. The C-60 is basically on par with Intel’s Atom processors for netbooks. It’s an x86 chip that can handle Windows 7 and other operating systems, but it’s designed for low cost and low power consumption, not performance.
On the other hand, the Radeon HD graphics are good enough to handle 1080p HD video playback and some 3D graphics.
The little computer also has 1GB of memory, a 64GB solid state disk, 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, an Ethernet jack, memory card slot, and even a SIM slot for mobile broadband. It also supports Bluetooth.