Tiny Foxconn barebones does HD sans graphics chip

Foxconn, has announced the arrival of a barebones unit named the Nettop NT-535, that brings high definition quality playback to Intel Atom-based systems without the use of dedicated third-party graphics hardware.

The unit combines Broadcom's BCM70015 single-chip Crystal HD media processor with Chrontel's CH7036 to run HD video playback applications

Foxconn, best known for making kit for the likes of Apple and HP as well as a suicidal workforce says the BCM70015 is designed to stream video content and deliver Blu-ray Disc playback in and Small Form Factor designs, while the Chrontel CH7036 is specifically designed for computers that require HD content video playback on the external displays.

The NT-535 features an Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz Dual Core processor, support for up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, HDMI and VGA outputs, Gigabit LAN and built in WiFi, allin a bos of only 0.6 of a litre in volume.

Stephen Ling, Managing Director for Foxconn, Western Europe, reckons, “With the NT-535 Foxconn is able to offer customers all the advantages of DDR3 and super-smooth HD playback in a casing that is smaller than most routers.”