funtwist fiono

The FunTwist Fiono 330 nettop is a nettop with a dual core Intel Atom 330 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 2.5 inch hard drive. It also features NVIDIA ION graphics, which means that the tiny desktop PC can handle 1080p HD video output.

Netbooked picked one up recently and discovered a few interesting things about the FunTwist nettop. First, the fan is surprisingly loud. Second, there’s a barebones option that comes without RAM or a hard drive or WiFi. The RAM and hard drive are easy enough to slap into place, but when the folks at Netbooked popped the lid and looked for a place to insert a WiFimodule, there was no PCIe slot. Instead, you’re supposed to use an internal USB connector for a USB WiFi dongle. But there’s not really room for that, so you might be better off using one of the computer’s external USB ports.

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5 replies on “FunTwist Fiono 330 dual core Atom nettop dissected – Video”

  1. Here is a photo I took of my FunTwist 330.
    https://dashu2dan.blogsite.org/wordpress/archives/57

    – we wanted a white one, but forgot to mention it when we bought it online. Once it arrived, I was too excited to ship it back to exchange for a white one.
    – we have it stand up
    – the thing sticking out on top is the receiver for the wirless keyboard/mouse
    – the wifi antenna is sticking up at the back. I assembled the memorey, hard disk, and wifi card myself.
    – this photo was taken before I made the custom cover.

    Victor

  2. I actually bought this puppy just before Christmas to use as a HTPC + P2P downloader + Blog server (powered by WordPress), and we have it in our bedroom connected to the LCD TV.

    The fan is not loud, just a bit annoying especially if you are obsessed and actually pay attention to it (like me). My wife never even noticed it! So I first thought about unpluggin the fun, because the computers runs really cool. I popped the hood and realized the fan itself was not noisy, the noise came from the air blowing on the little holes on the cover above the fan. I decided to leave the lid off, then it was almost absolutely silence. Finally, I thought better and made a custom cover for it using the hard plastic cover of a file folder, but cut out a square hole above where the fan is. It is so quiet now that even if you pay great attention in the middel of night, you can’t hear a thing!

  3. Asrock Ion 330 has a loud fan too. It looks like the whole “Ion industry” is all thinking size and nothing else. A bigger case and bigger fan with rpm around 1000 or lower would do magic.

  4. Of course the fan is LOUD…they put a cheap janky desktop computer fan in the case. They didn’t even sit down for more then five seconds to plan airflow or give a millimeter of space for air to move, they just shoved the parts in and shoved the cheapest solution they could manage to make up for their lack of engineering talent.

    A child could have done better!

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