Stealth outs its smallest PC ever

Canadian builder of industrial computers Stealth has launched its teeniest ever PC which will fit in your palm if your hands - if your hands are rather large.

The company, which is best known for its ruggedised kit, says this is its smallest offering ever, with a four-by-six-inch footprint and a smidge under an inch and half thick.

Stealth also reckons the LPC-100 outperforms its bulkier brethren with its Intel mobile processors. The standard configuration which weighs in at a rather hefty $1,000 comes with a 1.9GHz Intel Dual Core Celeron T3100 but for an as-yet unspecified premium you can upgrade to a 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processor or a 2.53Ghz T9400.

"The Stealth Model: LPC-100 offers more processing power per square inch than any of the small form factor computers we have built to date. This full featured machine utilises the latest Intel core 2 duo mobile processor technology outperforming most of today's desktop and mobile PCs and it does so in a fraction of the space." said Stealth's Ed Boutilier.

The base model features Gigabit LAN, three USB, two serial, a DVI-I video, audio In/Out and two-PS/2 ports. It also supports up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and has a built-in 2.5-inch mobile hard drive with up to 500GB of storage space. There's an option to upgrade to SSD but we're too frightened to ask how much that will add to the price.