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Systemax Intros 3 New Mini PCs

Miami — Systemax rolled out a line of consumer-oriented mini PCs on Sept. 15.

The three-SKU line features the Impact VXR2, Impact VXR and Impact2. Each is housed in a 6.5-inch square, 2-inch high black chassis and will be available Oct. 1 from the Systemax-owned Tiger Direct.

The top-end VXR2 is powered by an Intel T5500 Core 2 processor. It is a full Media Center computer equipped with a hybrid ATSC/NTSC TV tuner and a bundled remote. Other features include 1GB of DDR2 memory, 80GB hard drive, DVD-RW drive, 802.11b/g wireless, S-video, DVI and two USB ports. It carries a $899 street price.

The Impact VXR, $799, has the same feature set, but uses an Intel Duo Mobile processor and half the memory of the VXR2.

The Impact2 uses an Intel Celeron chip, 256MB of memory, 40GB hard drive and a DVD/CD-RW drive, but shares the remaining features of the VXR2. It will sell for $499.