BenQ, a leading provider of computer systems and computer peripherals, has just introduced two new all-in-one PCs that take advantage of the computing power delivered by AMD's Yukon platform. Both systems, dubbed nScreen i221 and nScreen i91, are powered by AMD's Sempron processor 210U, running at a cool 1.5GHz. The systems have been released by BenQ Japan today and are expected to make their worldwide debut later on.
There are few differences between the nScreen i91 and the nScreen i221, especially if you consider their internal technical configuration. Both are powered by the aforementioned processor, which is combined with a Radeon X1200 graphics solution with 256MB of shared memory, capable of delivering a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (available only with the nScreen i221 model). There's also a 160GB, 5400RPM SATA hard drive and support for up to 1GB of DDR2 memory.
Both systems are based on the AMD 690E and SB600 chipset combo and are delivered with a Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP3 operating system. Aside from the aforementioned specifications, these two systems also come with a built-in webcam, LAN and wireless LAN, 6 USB 2.0 ports, 4-in-1 media card reader, microphone and headphone I/O and a series of bundled applications. Unfortunately, BenQ hasn't provided any built-in optical drive, but that can be made available through an external USB connection.
The difference between the two configurations is that nScreen i91 comes with an 18.5-inch display, while the latter model offers a larger 21.5-inch display. Unfortunately BenQ hasn't released any details regarding the pricing of these new all-in-one PCs, but judging by their hardware specifications, they would probably end up at a price close to that of those Atom-based all-in-one nettops on the market.