The Mac Mini isn’t the only mini-PC in town. Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has formally announced its new AT-5250 and AT-5600 fanless nano PCs and they’re looking pretty slick. The brushed black finish is a little different than what we saw back in May, but the input/output ports look much the same.
There’s a couple of USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0, Gigabit ethernet, headphone/microphone jacks, multi-card reader, 801.11n Wi-Fi, and HDMI and VGA for video, but there’s word of a possible DVI connection too. The “quiet” Foxconn Nano is said to be up to 40 times smaller than a standard PC, but you obviously can’t expect it to outperform a high-end gaming PC. It is just a nettop, after all, but you do get the convenience of a VESA mount.
The $260 AT-5250 gets a Intel Cedar View D2550 processor (1.8GHz) with integrated Intel GMA 3650 graphics, whereas the $280 AT-5600 gets the AMD Brazos E450 APU (1.65GHz) and Radeon HD 6320 graphics under the hood. Both are expected to use either 2.5-inch/1.8-inch hard drives or 2.5-inch SSDs, but storage is not included. Look for these to ship in September.