NEC puts Transmeta in silent desktop PC

The first all-in-one desktop PC to feature Transmeta's low processor is now available in Japan.

The NEC Mate features the 900Mhz TM5800, but the remarkable thing about it is that it is its noise output. There's no CPU fan, and no power supply fan either.

The hard disk drive - the third source of noise in desktop computers (or the fifth, but we lump case fans and graphics cards fans in the same category as CPU fans) - is in a silent enclosure, too.

Surely this is the quietest no compromise x86-compatible to arrive on the market: although we stand to be corrected. It's not alone.

Redwood-based Tiqit recently announced a PDA-form factor PC, the "eightythree", and later this year start-up OQO will follow suit with a modular PC also based on the Crusoe tiny low-power machines too. We wrote about the latter here.

News source: The Reg

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