ViewSonic Ships $499 VOT125 PC Mini: Ultra Green, Ultra Tiny

ViewSonic aren't really known in the industry for their PC making. Mostly, they're known for accessories and LCD panels. But the small form factor PC sector has been sagging lately, and new competition is always welcome. The new VOT125 PC Mini is more mini than it is mighty, but it should suit casual PC users who value space over power just fine.

The machine was originally revealed at CES, but it has just now shipped to consumers in the U.S. It boasts a "green-centric" design, using up to 90% less plastic and consuming up to 90% less energy than traditional tower PCs. It's also using an Intel ULV CPU, which helps keep power drain to a minimum. The entire machine is in a 0.6L form factor, which measures 1.5" x 5.1" x 4.5". Windows 7 comes loaded on, but Vista and XP options are apparently available for business users still using operating systems from the past.

Other specifications include 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, four USB 2.0 ports, DVI/HDMI outputs Ethernet/Wi-Fi connections and an all-black design. It's available now for $499, and it just might be the perfect PC for that studio apartment you're squeeze into.

ViewSonic® Leads the Way to Smarter, Greener Computing with New PC Mini

ViewSonic’s VOT125 PC Mini provides compact, energy saving solution for business and home users
WALNUT, Calif. - May 18, 2010

ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced that the VOT125 PC Mini – the latest compact and energy efficient computing solutions – is now available for order.

Providing an ideal compact and space-saving solution for home and business, the VOT125 provides the ultimate in smarter, greener computing. With a green-centric design, this compact and sleek PC mini uses up to 90% less plastic and consumes up to 90% less energy than traditional tower PCs. With an Intel® ULV processor and 0.6L form factor specifically designed for less power usage, less plastic and less cables, the VOT125 allows green-conscious users to reduce their carbon footprint. And with Windows® 7 installed, the VOT125 presents an ideal product for businesses looking to transition from Windows XP® or Vista®.

With a compact design and trim 1.5” x 5.1” x 4.5” specifications, the VOT125 helps create an efficient and clutter-free workspace. Whether placed on the desktop or mounted to the back of an LCD monitor with the included VESA® mount kit, this petite device is an ideal space-saving solution for an organized home or business space.

Powered by ultra low voltage, Intel® ULV processors, the VOT125 offers high performance and flexible computing in a compact package. Including 2GB internal memory, 250GB hard drive, four USB 2.0 ports, DVI/HDMI outputs and Ethernet/wireless Internet connections, this model provides powerful and adaptable computing solutions with a green conscience.