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Habey Delivers New Mini HTPC With 1080p Support

Habey Delivers New Mini HTPC With 1080p Support

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)


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I am pretty convinced -- I would like to see how it fares on an extremely high-frame action-scene though.

None-the-less very impressive for an ATOM CPU no doubt.

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Given that most Atom-based PCs choke on 720p, 1080p is quite impressive.  Not that I'd buy one, but it looks promising for media-centric netbooks in the near future.

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Haha I am still flabbergasted when people put "1080p" and "netbook" in the same sentance -- it just doesn't add up does it? But then again maybe if said netbook had HDMI out it'd be a different story

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Haha, I get what you mean, given that most netbooks don't come close to full HD resolutions.

But if it can do 1080, surely it can do 720 much smoother no?  That's what I'm trying to get at.

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Freeman:
But if it can do 1080, surely it can do 720 much smoother no?  That's what I'm trying to get at.

I didn't mean anything specially about what you said Freeman, it just reminded me is all...but yes I definitely understand your point Smile

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Nvidia Ion will own all of these, I'm sure of it.

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