November 15, 2007 The miniaturization of PC components has paved the way for all-in-one designs such as Apple’s iMac which do away with the traditional bulky PC beige box and make way for space-saving, minimalist units. Embracing and expanding on this trend is NEC’s Powermate P5010, an all-in-one hybrid PC designed to combine the advantages of both laptops and desktops. Featuring an AMD Turion 64 X2 dual core processor, 2GB DDR2 Memory, 200GB SATA HDD and a slot-loading DVD Super Multi drive, the P5010's slim white chassis makes optimum use of space by incorporating a wireless keyboard and mouse, a clever gadget-pocket and a one-cable set-up that keeps the desktop footprint small, whilst its light-weight and the inclusion of an in-built carry bar enables easy portability.
Born out of the Japanese marketplace as a result of increasing demand for highly space efficient designs blended with contemporary aesthetics, the Powermate P5010 is built to be both personal and portable - the inclusion of a “flex bar” on the top of the screen allows for easy grip and carry. Its 4kg lightweight design is based an a “one cable concept” whereby unsightly cables are eliminated to provide a clutter free workspace thanks to the unit operating with just one power cable. The use of a radio frequency wireless multimedia keyboard with built in joystick allows users to operate the P5010 up to 10 meters away. The combination of integrated wireless LAN and Cyberlink Soft-DMA 1.5 not only allows users set up the P5010 anywhere in the home and still have access to the network, but also to receive streamed video or music files from another PC. VoIP teleconferencing is made possible with an optional portable webcam and the 17”, 1440 X 900 resolution, high brightness, TV quality widescreen display is based on a dual lamp LCD with NEC Super Shine View Ex-2 screen coating.
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To ensure the unit is as at home in the lounge as it is in the study the P5010 utilizes low-power components and intelligent power management married with a hardware and chassis design to maximize heat dissipation, which results in near silent operation, even when running the most resource hungry applications. In addition to its power saving design the P5010 has also kept environmental factors in mind by being RoHS compliant.
“It’s often the little touches that make all the difference and the Powermate P5010 is no exception with an adjustable gadget pocket designed specifically to hold and store personal belongings that tend to accumulate around the PC in a neat and tidy way,” said Darren Brain, Marketing Manager of NEC Computers Australasia. “Users can even charge their electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, portable media players via USB without even switching on the system. You can even retrieve DVD’s or CD’s from the slot drive without powering up the PC”.
Previously available in Japan the NEC POWERMATE P5010 is now available in Australia and New Zealand at a cost of AUD$1999.
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