Posted by: tranquilpc | May 12, 2010

June 2010 sees the launch of ixL series PCs

Tranquil PC, have been quiet on the Media Centre, and performance PC front for the last two years or so.  Certainly the focus on OEM embedded systems and Home Servers etc has kept the organisation very busy.

Those two years have been spent working and waiting… as have you.

Raw computing power has always come at a price – real operating costs in pounds / dollars, as well as environmental cost.  The power PCs have always had to be big, not always ugly, but certainly noisy !  – all of that is about to change.

VIA and more recently Intel have been great in bringing lower power CPUs and chipsets to market, and the latest D150 dual core Atom CPU from Intel is a testament  to Intel’s commitment to power, without power !

But these ‘light-weight’ CPUs have often been criticised for under performance – not a fair comment really – what can you expect from a CPU consuming just a few watts !?Those days of low power = low power are over.

Of course the grail of computing is to create affordable style, efficiency, power on demand – and reliability.  The ‘desktop replacements’ that some notebooks can reasonably say they are, tick many of the boxes – but ‘performance notebooks’ come with a price, and reliability – well ?

A new day is dawning – and Intel call it ‘Not just faster. Smarter’ – of course you’ve seen then advertised everywhere, even TV – yes, it’s the i3 / i5 / i7 Core series

i3inside    

Coming soon, is the Tranquil ixL series of PCs – yes, you guessed it, powered by the i3 and i5 CPUs

This short series over the next few weeks, will discuss

  • why i3 / i5
  • why fan-less
  • why British engineering
  • why ………

– oh, and of course, when and how much !

Stay Tuned

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