|How about getting a real board & a real CPU, then underclocking / undervolting? The single core AMD Sempron 140 Sargas (2.7GHz) is a 45W CPU & there are plenty of energy efficient AMD IGP chipsets (740G, 760G, 780V, 780G, 785G). Pick your combo, tweak the BIOS settings, enable Cool 'n' Quiet & you'll have a much better performing system with similar power requirements.|
Here's an early review of the 740G from Aug '08:
"The greatest strength of this platform is likely the power consumption. At idle, with 2GB of memory, a 500 GB HD, a BD drive, and a X2 4050e, the system is pulling a very meager 55 watts from the wall. At full load it is pulling 91 watts. If we consider that the Atom and Nano platforms that Ryan tested last week were around the same idle power, it is impressive to think that a comparatively fast dual core processor with a fairly robust integrated graphics portion is sitting in the same area at idle, and at full bore it is about 20 watts higher than the Nano with its VIA/S3 Chrome based chipset and about 30 watts higher than the Atom and the 945 chipset. When we consider availability and cost, the combination of a 740G with a 4050e processor is one which will appeal to many users who are looking for low heat, low power, but robust features and connectivity. Also consider that the platform is fully Vista Aero and 64 bit compliant. Neither the Nano or the Atom platform were able to run Vista 64 for Ryan. The AMD combination runs pefectly fine, even with full Aero enabled in Vista."
The Silent Release of the 740G