Saint Song Espresso
by Rick Smith (November 16, 2000)
In a space slightly larger than a 1960's transistor radio, SaintSong has managed to cram all the functionality of an ENTIRE desktop PC. The Espresso is not only decked out with desktop-class RAM, Celeron processor, and hard drive, but also connectors for VGA out, TV out, mouse, keyboard, 2 USB ports, earphone and microphone.
If that’s not enough, SaintSong has included a TouchPad on the face of the unit, so all you need is a monitor and keyboard and your all set. In fact, due to its small size, it could easily be mistaken for you new “mouse”. Even a slimline CD-ROM drive is larger than the Espresso computer.
Instead of just carrying around a portable storage device or removable media, you can carry an entire computer INCLUDING the media!
Intel Socket 370 CPU (Celeron 466+ MHz, Pentium /// 500+ Mhz)
Intel 810 video chipset with 3D video acceleration, hardware motion compensation for software MPEG2 at 30 fps
4 MB shared video memory - resolution up to 1024x768, 16.7 million colors
RAM size up to 256 MB - single 64 bit 144 pin SODIMM module
2.5” hard drive - 9.5 mm - supports PIO mode up to 4, UltraDMA 33/66.
16 bit stereo - Sound Blaster and AdLib compatible, full duplex 3-D stereo sound
Video output compatible with VGA CRT monitor, Video input LCD panel, projector or NTSC/PAL TV. S- Video port.
Docking station is available which includes floppy, 24X CD-ROM drive, serial and parallel ports and 2 more USB ports. An alternate version replaces the CD-ROM drive with a DVD drive.
Weighs only 460 grams (about a pound) working weight - with fan and hard drive. Power adapter is 250 grams.
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