As you can tell from the model name (BIS-6550HD from earlier this month; BIS-6540HD from present), there aren't a whole lot of differentiating factors in Habey's newest HTPC. And hey, that's the good news! Just like the machine we saw emerge about a week ago, this new system includes an Intel 1.6GHz N270 Atom processor, a built-in ultra low-power HD AVC/VC-1/MPEG-2 hardware decoder (which is capable of decoding of H.264 / VC-1 media contents at up to 40Mbps and MPEG-2 at up to 125Mbps) and support for Blu-ray Disc playback.
As with its sibling, this machine is quite energy conscience as well, consuming just 20 watts (maximum) when taxed and playing back a BD film. As for inputs, you'll find connectors for DVI, VGA, CompactFlash, SATA II, USB 2.0 (x8), Gigabit Ethernet, S-Video, composite, Wi-Fi module and an HDTV tuner. Pretty stout for a rig this small, eh? Within, you'll also get a solid state drive, a fanless design and an SO-DIMM slot for up to 2GB of RAM. The whole rig measures just 9.85" x 7.68" x 1.97", but sadly, we've no pricing or availability information to pass along.
Features ¦ Small form factor fanless enclosure ¦ Intel® Atom™ N270 1.6GHz processor ¦ Low power consumption for HD playback ¦ DDR2 SODIMM slot support up to 2GB RAM ¦ Wireless and HD TV tuner options ¦ Ten COM ports, eight USB ports ¦ Built-in CF socket, two SATA II ports
Applications ¦ Digital signage HD media player ¦ Consumer Set-Top-Box/network media player ¦ Kiosk, interactive signage ¦ High-definition media center PC ¦ Multimedia presentation
Specifications Processor: Intel® Atom™ N270 1.6GHz processor Chipset: Intel 945GSE+ICH7M RAM: One DDR2 SO-DIMM Socket, up to 2GB SATA: Two SATA II ports, SSD Support IDE: One IDE CF socket, one IDE USB: Eight USB 2.0 ports Video: One VGA, one DVI, one LVDS, optional Composite Video, one S-Video Ethernet: One Gigabit Ethernet port Hardware decoder video format support:
H.264/AVC SP, MP and HP at Level 4.1 up to 40 Mbps
SMPTE VC-1 SP, MP and AP at Level 3 up to 40 Mbps
MPEG-2 MP at ML and MPEG-2 MP at HL, up to 125Mbps
Uncompressed video output
YUV 4:2:0, YUV 4:2:2
NV12 planar YCbCr format
YUY2, UYVY packed YCbCr format
480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p support
Power: 12V DC Operating Temperature: 0°C - 60 °C Dimensions: 250 x 195 x 50mm, 9.85" x 7.68" x 1.97" (W x D x H)