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Daily News Round #1 for April 19, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for April 19, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Apr 19, 2005 8:26 am

- Soltek's HotRod - The EQ3501-300PW QBiC Mania SFF PC

As the saying goes, good things come in small packages; and thats certainly the case here with Soltek's latest small form factor PC of which PCStats have just reviewed earlier today. The EQ3501-300PW QBiC Mania SFF PC from Soltek has a stylish hot-rod like theme about it, and a very well tuned 915G Intel platform under the hood with no shortcomings in the features dept. either. If you're on the hunt for a unique eye-catching SFF PC offering with all the bells and whistles attached, it'd definitely be worth your while to consider this as an option.


What originally started out as a fad for cute little semi-portable computers has slowly grown into a major market after just a couple of years. While Shuttle initially had the head start, being the first to come to the market with a SFF (Small Form Factor) PC, pretty much every motherboard manufacturer now has its own SFF products.


Current SFF PCs come loaded with the same high-grade hardware as its full-size cousins in a package half the size. Of course, there are tradeoffs; expansion room is always limited, and heat-buildup can always be a problem. Overall though, cutting edge SFF PCs give us a lot of performance in a small package.


The Soltek's EQ3501-300PW QBiC Mania SFF PC is a flashy 'hot-rod' of good looks. The QBiC can be used in a variety of situations and unlike first-generation SFF PCs, is a truly viable desktop replacement. The EQ3501-300PW QBiC Mania is built around an Intel 915G motherboard which supports 800 MHz Pentium or 533 MHz Celeron D Socket 775 processors.


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