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Aleutia E2: low power to the people

Aleutia E2: low power to the people

Posted Feb 4, 2009 21:52 UTC (Wed) by Kamilion (subscriber, #42576)
Parent article: Aleutia E2: low power to the people

Yikes, $300?
I mean, I know it's small and VESA mountable, but... yeesh.
An Intel D945GCLF2 'Little Falls 2' board is only $96 at LogicSupply:
http://www.logicsupply.com/products/boxd945gclf2
Review: http://www.logicsupply.com/blog/2008/10/16/intels-little-...

Atom 330 dual core, Drop in a 2GB DDR2 stick for $30, and pick a case:
http://www.logicsupply.com/categories/cases/mini_itx

They even have a few NAS-style cases ;)

I dig this one myself:
http://www.logicsupply.com/products/es34069

I could only see purchasing an E2 if I was REALLY dead set on a 100x100mm VESA mount...


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Aleutia E2: low power to the people

Posted Feb 5, 2009 6:16 UTC (Thu) by roelofs (guest, #2599) [Link]

Yikes, $300? I mean, I know it's small and VESA mountable, but... yeesh. An Intel D945GCLF2 'Little Falls 2' board is only $96 at LogicSupply: http://www.logicsupply.com/products/boxd945gclf2

Yabbut...for some of us, "no moving parts" is a very nice feature. Intel isn't anywhere close to that--the CPU requires a fan, and I'm guessing the ATX power supply does, too. (The "NAS-style case" you point at appears to have two case fans in the front.) At only 30+W, it's not bad (and the features are indeed nice), but it's still four times as much power as the E2.

Greg

d945gclf2-based system with no moving parts

Posted Feb 16, 2009 12:28 UTC (Mon) by aleutia (guest, #56538) [Link]

mini-itx is (a lot) bigger but the Atom (a rebadged centrino) is a nice chip. Dual core version actually two separate chips (not even on same die) and with hyperthreading shows up as 4 cores in Ubuntu, so it's a tempting piece of hardware for more demanding users. We're releasing that board in a sealed, fanless box with a 30GB OCZ SSD. Will be the P1 - should have videos and pics on the site by the end of the month. But naturally more expensive and more power-hungry.

Aleutia E2: low power to the people

Posted Feb 5, 2009 18:44 UTC (Thu) by ianburrell (subscriber, #47313) [Link]

Aleutia seems to be a reseller of the eBox machines from http://www.compactpc.com.tw/. E2 looks identical to the eBox 3300. The eBox 3300 can be found for $150 US. Older versions of the eBox with slower processors can be found for less.

Aleutia E2: low power to the people

Posted Feb 7, 2009 19:50 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954) [Link]

Yikes, $300? I mean, I know it's small and VESA mountable, but... yeesh. An Intel D945GCLF2 'Little Falls 2' board is only $96 at LogicSupply:

OK, adding up all the parts and labor for this alternative, I get over $300, and that doesn't count the warranty and presumably uses a lot more electricity.


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