Finally an alternative to the recent wave of Intel Bay Trail-T mini PCs and sticks thanks to Compulab Fitlet mini PCs powered by AMD Mullins APUs, namely AMD A4 Micro-6400T and E1 Micro-6200T, with Radeon graphics, supporting up to 8GB RAM, mSATA, up to two HDMI port, up to four Gigabit Ethernet ports, and more.
There are three Fitlet models: Fitlet-i, Fitlet-X with four Gigabit Ethernet port, and Fitlet-B, the entry-level option. In Q2 2015, a MintBox mini model running Linux Mint will also be released.
- SoC – AMD A4 Micro-6400T 64 bit quad-core processor up to 1.6 GHz with Radeon R3 Graphics (4.5W TDP)
- System Memory – Up to 8 GB DDR3-1333 (1x SODIMM)
- Storage – mSATA up to 1 TB (SATA 3.0), power eSATA (5V), and micro-SD slot (SDXC support, rate 25 MB/s)
- Video Output – Dual HDMI 1.4a up to 1920×[email protected]
- Audio I/O – HDMI, S/PDIF 7.1+2 channels in/out + stereo line-out/line-in/mic
- Connectivity – Dual GbE (Intel I211), 802.11ac Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz dual band Intel 7260HMW) + BT4.0
- Cellular – Support for mobile data communication with on-board micro-SIM socket
- USB – 2x USB 3.0 + 4x USB 2.0
- Expansion – miniPCIe (normally used for WLAN)
- Other I/Os – RS232, UART (3.3V), SMBUS, 8x GPIOs
- Dimensions – 10.8 cm x 8.3 cm x 2.4 cm
- Weight – 250g
Fitlet mini PCs officially support Windows 7/8 64 bit, and Linux Mint. The details specifications for Fitlet-B and Fitlet-X are not available (or I missed them), but the formers features a dual core E1 Micro-6200T processor @ 1.4 GHz with Radeon R2 graphics (3.95W TDP) and the latter the same A4 Micro-6400T processor.
If you wonder about the performance Fitlet mini PC are between “fit-PC4 Value” (AMD A4-1250) and Intense PC Value (Celeron 1047UE) in Geekbench 2 benchmark.
CompuLab fitlets will start selling in February 2015 for $129 for fitlet-B Barebone, via Amazon or directly from CompuLab or their resellers. More information is available on Compulab Fitlet product page, and you may want to check the press kit for pictures of the internals.
[Update: The Wiki shows some block diagrams for all three models, and even better a detailed comparison table between the three models.]
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.