The miniPC also provides DVI, S-Video, component, composite and YPbPr connectors so that it can be connected to HDTV, plasma display monitor. A user can turn the miniPC into the control hub of a digital home entertainment center.
At a $399 price point, the Linux version of the miniPC features the Linux-based operating system Linspire, which comes complete with major desktop applications, including OpenOffice.org; Web browser, e-mail and instant messaging clients; multimedia viewers; photo and music managers; calendaring tools; and more. Access to additional software and applications is available through Linspire's CNR ("click and run") Warehouse, a software library where users can download and install more than 2,000 Linux programs.
The miniPC will be available in the United States via AOpen's partners, early November, starting at just $399 for Linux-based version running Linspire and $499 for Windows XP-based computer for base configurations.
AOpen will also debut a high-end mini PC based on the Intel Viiv platform on January 6, 2006.