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Intoducing fit-PC2

CompuLab introduces fit-PC2 – the smallest, most power-efficient Intel Atom PC to date. fit-PC2 architecture is what sets it apart from other nettop PCs - fit-PC2 is designed around the Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz and the ultra low power Intel US15W system controller hub, rather than Atom N270 and 945G used in other nettop PCs which consume more than 3 times the power.
US15W incorporates hardware video acceleration. This allows fit-PC2 to run Windows XP or Ubuntu Linux at just 6W, and play full HD 1080p H.264 video using less than 7W.

Unique Features


The most striking feature of fit-PC2 is its size - 4" x 4.5" x 1.05" - smaller than a CD.

Fanless Operation

fit-PC2 is totally fanless - using the all-aluminum case to dissipate heat. This has two advantages -

    • fit-PC2 is noiseless, or absolutely silent if used with a solid state disk.
    • Increased reliability with no moving parts.

A Standard PC

fit-PC2 may look like an appliance, but it's a full PC including -

  • 1.6GHz x86 CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • SATA hard disk
  • DVI with graphics acceleration
  • High definition audio
  • LAN and WLAN
  • 6 USB ports

fit-PC2 fully supports all major operating systems.

See fit-PC2 Specifications

A Green Computer

fit-PC2 excels in extremely low power consumption - 6W in normal operation in Windows XP or Linux or up to 8W under load. The only PC that can challenge fit-PC2 low power is the older generation fit-PC Slim, but fit-PC2 performs 5 times better in the same power envelope.

fit-PC2 has no hazardous substances and at 313cc / 370g is so small as to make electronics waste negligible.

While green technology tends to be expensive, replacing an old computer with fit-PC2 can soon pay for itself by electricity savings alone.

A New Type of HTPC

Full HD resolution with HDMI connector, 1080p H.264 decoding, high definition audio, fanless operation for no background noise, tiny size and IR remote control support - fit-PC2 can make a decent home-theater PC. With low cost and low power consumption that allows it to be always-on - fit-PC2 can bring the PC experience into more living rooms than ever before.


fit-PC2 body is industrial grade die-cast aluminum with no venting holes. The body itself is used for heat dissipation. fit-PC2 ability to withstand high level of shock, vibration and extreme temperature range - depends only on the type of disk used - with an SSD fit-PC2 makes one of the most rugged PCs for industrial and automotive applications.

a nettop PC done right

What is the target market of fit-PC2? It turns out that different users appreciate different capabilities of fit-PC2. Having tiny size, low power, ruggedness and high end multimedia capabilities fit-PC2 is found ideal for a wide range of applications - from a ruggedized boat PC to a silent library PC, as a living room HTPC or an always-on file server, as a quiet desktop replacement or a point-of-sale PC... the list just goes on.
fit-PC2 was not designed for a specific market segment, it was designed to provide a unique combination of properties that were not possible before the introduction of the Intel Atom Z530. The design goals were -

  • Low power fanless operation
  • Miniature size
  • Good performance and multimedia capabilities
  • Industrial grade build
  • Aesthetic appearance
  • Affordable price

About CompuLab

CompuLab is recognized as an industry leader in miniature PC design, with over 10 years of experience in designing and manufacturing miniature x86 and ARM embedded system-on-modules. Established in 1992 the company offices and manufacturing facility are located in Haifa, Israel.