Geared mostly toward businesses and consumers in a climbing financial market demographic, the thin and quiet Genesi Efika MX Smarttop network PC is now selling for only $129, after many people thought the line was a bit overpriced. Genesi has also lowered the cost for its netbook partner, the Smartbook, now selling for $199 for just the netbook and $249 for the Smartbook 3G-equipped netbook.
Concentrating its marketing efforts on the low cost aspect, Genesi has been putting the “emerging middle class market” spin on the table with statistics from IHS Global Insight, stating that 5.9 billion people will live in an area with an emerging economy in the near future.
With small and thin form factors becoming critically important to general audiences even outside of business globally with All-in-Ones and even smaller PCs, Genesi reminds us that the Smarttop is an 8.8 ounce system and is “thinner than a DVD case.”
Now down to the specifics. The Smarttop is driven by a Freescale i.MX515 multimedia applications processor, aka a “system-on-a-chip” (ARM Cortex-A8 at 800MHz). This CPU by Freescale is optimized to deliver low power consumption for the system, resulting in an energy efficient product for the system it’s used in.
The Smarttop is available now through Genesi.
Here are the rest of the specs for the Smarttop network PC:
- 3D GPU
- WXGA HDMI display support
- Multi-format HD video decoder/D1 video encoder
- 512MB of memory
- 8GB Internal SSD
- 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
- SDHC card reader
- Two USB 2.0 ports
- Audio jack
- Built-in audio speaker
- Dimensions: 160 x 115 x 20mm
- Weight: 250g