Mitac is exhibiting a superslim PC at the Computex trade show in Taiwan, which is less than five inches deep and 12 inches wide.
The product, called the Avenia 3000, comes with a slimline case and has an LCD screen built into the unit.
The machine was held under strict embargo at the show, with officials warning against taking photographs of the machine. That usually suggests that a major OEM is set to introduce the box under its own brand name.
The machine can be configured for the 233MHz, 266MHz, 300MHz and 333MHz Pentium II processors and supports the 440 LX Advanced Graphics Port chipset for graphical applications. It can support up to 256Mbytes of synchronous memory, comes with 3D capabilities and sound and boasts a 13-inch TFT screen as well as PCMCIA card options and 10/100BaseT local area network capabilities built in.
The PC weighs no more than six or seven pounds, said Mitac.
Mitac, second only to Acer in the Taiwanese market, was also showing a notebook, under embargo, built on a small form factor Pentium II processor. This unit is eventually likely to appear, according to a representative on the stand, as one of the Compaq Armada range of products, probably this autumn.
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