updated 01:10 pm EDT, Wed May 16, 2007
enano e2 Mini PC
Customized PC house enano today announced the e2 series of its book-sized mini PCs. In contrast to most PC makers' small systems, the e2 is pitched as a green alternative to towers and other large desktops. The use of mobile Core 2 Duo processors and other notebook-oriented parts cuts energy use by as much as 80 percent and also reduces the amount of heat, noise, and consumed desk space -- earning the desktop an Energy Star approval from the EPA for its contribution to the environment, according to the company.
Four primary configurations are on offer from enano. A lone Windows XP Professional system (the ex5511) ships for $1,128 with a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo, 1GB of memory, a 100GB hard drive, and 802.11g Wi-Fi. All other systems come with Vista and are topped by the ex7400u ($1,825), which is labeled as a media center PC with Vista Ultimate onboard and help from a 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of memory, and a 160GB hard disk. The complete e2 range is available today. [via Crave]