Stealth Computer has a long track record of releasing rugged and industrial computers, including a line of mini PCs for use in vehicles or other tight spaces. Now the company has introduced a new model called the LPC-125LPM which is a pretty nifty looking little computer. It measures 6.1″ x 4″ x 1.45″ and weighs just 1.2 pounds and has a rugged design.
The computer also has a fairly high price tag given its specs. Stealth is charging $895 for the LPC-125LPM with a 1.8 GHz Intel Atom D525 dual core processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory, and a 55GB solid state drive. And that’s the price before you add an operating system.
To be fair, the price includes a rugged case, RS232 ports, a VGA port, ExpressCard/34 slot, an internal mini PCIe slot, and brackets for mounting the computer to a wall or the back of a display. It also includes a power interface that controls the system startup and shutdown when power is interrupted — which can come in handy if you’re using the device in an automobile or other mobile environment.
The computer isn’t really meant for consumers, who can probably pick up a low cost nettop with better specs for about a third of the price. Stealth is targeting customers looking for computers that can be used in digital signs, kiosks, point-of-sales machines, or other commercial or industrial settings.
That price is insane. A MacMini costs $599 and that includes not just any OS, but a darn good one. ExpressCard/34 slot be damned.
MacMini is not meant for industrial use. This is a more durable product meant for business use. SSD drives also aren’t cheap and probably account for a good chunk of the extra high price.
Nudge, fit-pc. 🙂
Nifty toy. I’ll have to forward the article over to one of system design engineers, he’s been looking for something like this since he doesn’t want to have to port software from x86 to MIPS or ARM ISA.
On another note we know it’s a 1.6ghz system, but you only said 1.
Nope, I said it was a 1. system… somehow I left out the 6 🙂
The D525 is 1.8Ghz… So unless they under clock it then that should be a mistake in the specs…
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