Take the guts of an ultrabook and stick it into a roughly smartphone-sized device and what do you get? A tiny desktop called the Raydget SlimBox IV, apparently.
Communication Technology Ltd has unveiled a new line of miniature desktops with support for Celeron through Core i7 processors. The Raydget SlimBox IV is a thin model with a fan for active cooling.
Want a fanless system? The Coolbox IV is a lot thicker, but it has the same basic guts, but no noisy fans.
The folks at Mobile Geeks caught up with CT and got a chance to check out the latest Raydget miniPCs.
Unfortunately the SlimBox IV and CoolBox IV aren’t available for purchase yet, but when they hit the market they’ll each be available with a choice of Intel Celeron, Core i3, or Core i7 chips, support for 4GB to 8GB of RAM, and 64GB of solid state storage.
There’s a standard laptop memory slot for RAM and an mSATA connector for a solid state drive.
The little computers feature 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 2 USB 3.0 ports, and headphone jacks. There’s also an HDMI port and Gigabit Ethernet.
A model with a Core i7 chip consumes about 25 watts of power or less.
The SlimBox measures about 5.9″ x 3″ x 0.63″ and weighs about 7 ounces, making it just a bit thicker and heavier than a typical smartphone. The CoolBox has a passive heatsink which makes it a bit bigger, at 5.7″ x 3.3″ x 1.26″ and 1.3 pounds.