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AOpen XC Cube EY855-II Pentium M SFF Review

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Introduction and Specifications

Introduction


Since the publication of our DFI 855GME motherboard review, that also included our first look at the Penitum M processor worked as a desktop platform, I have been riddled with questions and concerns regarding Intel's mobile product.  Most of the questions that were posed to me were to far reaching into the future for me to really disclose or know for sure, but one suggestion that came up several times was how the Pentium M platform would do for a small form factor PC.  After all, its cool, its quiet, and it uses low power.  How does it NOT fit in with the very ideals of the SFF products available today?


With this is mind, I asked AOpen to send over their XC Cube model EY855-II system for a test.  Here is what seems to be the next best step for the current generations of Pentium M processors -- a home in a SFF case that can be quietly placed almost anywhere.


Let's first take a look at the default specifications on the bare bones system that AOpen provides, before we get into the details of the design on the following pages.


Specifications (from AOpen website)




































































































































Model

EY855-II

SIZE WxHxD(mm)

200x185x320

SIZE WxHxD(inch)

7.9x7.2x12.6

Volume(liters)

11.84L

Weight(Kg/Pound)

3.8kg / 8.4 pound (N.W.)

CHIPSET

Intel 855GME+ICH4M

Power Solutions

Two-phase voltage stabilization

MEMORY / TYPE

Choice

MEMORY / DDR

266/333

CPU / TYPE

56

CPU / FSB

400/533

VGA / CHIPSET

71

VGA / Port

x1

CPU Thermal

3

PCI Slot

x1(Max length 185mm)

AGP Slot

x1

PCI Express x16 Slot

0

Build in AC97 5.1 or High Definition 8 Channel (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) / Line-In (Surround-Out L/R)*

x1

Build in AC97 5.1 or High Definition 8 Channel (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) / Line-Out(Front-Out L/R)*

x1

Build in AC97 5.1 or High Definition 8 Channel (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) / Mic-In(Central/Subwoofer out) *

x1

Build in AC97 5.1 or High Definition 8 Channel (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) / Front Mic-In

x1

Build in AC97 5.1 or High Definition 8 Channel (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) / Front Earphone-Out

x1

S/PDIF / Optical-In

x1

S/PDIF / Optical-Out

x1

S/PDIF / Coaxial-Out

x1

ATA Connector

ATA 100 x 2

USB 2.0

2(Rear)/2(Front)/2(On Board)

IEEE 1394

1(Rear)/2(Front 4pins and 6pins)

VGA output Port 15 pins D-Sub

x1

PS2 Keyboard Port

x1

PS2 Mouse Port

x1

Parallel Port (Printer) 25 pins D-Sub

x1

CHASSIS / 5.25"

x1

CHASSIS / 3.5" HDD bay

x1

Power Supply

PFC 275W(24 Pin W/8CM FAN)

Input Volotage

AC 100~240V

Operating Temperature

10 ~ 35℃

Storage Temperature

-10 ~ 48℃

Operating Humidity

5 ~ 95%RH

Supported OS

Windows XP/2000

Note

Super quite design (below 27dB)

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