In The Fight for a Smaller PC

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News <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 16/01/07
Author: MikeEnIke
Source: Jaded Integration

Jack PC

Chip PC technologies has announced a "thin client" PC that will fit directly into a wall socket. Pictures above, the Jack PC is run off a 500mhz AMD-based RISC processor. The PC is inserted into a wall socket and run simply through the wall socket, with audio, video, and USB compatibility.

The units utilise the latest AMD Au 1550 RISC processors running at either 333 or 500MHz. That's the equivalent of a 800MHz or 1.2GHz x86 desktop processor. They have either 32 or 64MB flash memory to store the operating system (Windows CE .NET 4.2/5) and 64 or 128MB RAM. They can be powered either through a plug on the front or, ideally, using Power over Ethernet (PoE). PoE means the unit is powered over existing structured network cabling from a suitable PoE switch or PoE power injector.

The Jack PC is recommended for business usage to replace average workstations. The practicality of this is unknown, seeing as sometimes you just need more power. The Jack PC can be great for all types of applications however, all dependant on what a simple small PC can accomplish. It's definitely innovative, and a possibility for success. For more information visit this website. I suggest looking through that website because it shows many other uses than a PC for this technology.

Back View of Jack PC

So what do you think? Tell us your thoughts and ideas on the usage of this technology on the forum.

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Most Recent Comments

16-01-2007, 09:44:32


right we can get these in from Europe no prblem at all and seeing as Thermalright are producing some good stuff we've asked for a full up to date current price list and stock availablility so should be able to tell you shortly.

Nice work ST :)

16-01-2007, 09:53:33


07-02-2007, 07:19:27


07-02-2007, 07:27:20

That is very very tempting. Would look kinda ugly installed though

07-02-2007, 07:32:13


That is very very tempting. Would look kinda ugly installed though

Naaaah :p

07-02-2007, 07:40:41

In that case, you can get one and if it looks acceptable I will get one :p

07-02-2007, 08:33:08


In that case, you can get one and if it looks acceptable I will get one :p

Roger, wilco and out :D

07-02-2007, 09:55:44


here they are


are you going to reveiw one kemp?
it would be cool to know how it performs passive and with a fan ;)


07-02-2007, 10:03:14

Yes I will do

I'll try it passive and with a fan

07-02-2007, 20:26:39

I have one and its VERY nice. But the picts are kind of deceptive:) , its pretty big. Mine was a couple C. lower than the Swiftech Copper block.

Helps to have good airflow. Top quality part though.:cool:

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