Open-PC uses no proprietary software
Nettop is constructed using only open source software and hardware with all tech specs available.
Nettops are nothing new; we have seen many of the desktop machines that run netbook hardware inside. One of the more colorful entries we have seen on the market was the Dell Zino HD
unveiled back in November 2009. If your tastes lean more towards open computers than machines that use lots of proprietary software the new Open-PC nettop
may be perfect for you.
The machine packs in average nettop gear under the hood with an Atom N330 dual-core CPU running at 1.6GHz. The system has 3GB of RAM and a 160GB HDD for storage. It uses a mainboard from ASRock and has Intel GMA950 graphics.
That GPU may not be the best for HD video. The power supply is a 250W unit and all the gear is crammed into a mini ITX chassis measuring 345mm x 100mm x 425mm. The operating system is Linux/KDE and is preinstalled and configured. The Open-PC sells for 359 euro and will ship at the end of February. 10 euro of each sale will be donated to the KDE project.