Mouse Computer has revealed a new LuvMachine Mini (Lm) personal computer, one that might just be the best cheap alternative to acquiring an all-in-one personal computer.
All-in-one PCs have a solid market share, but they are still expensive compared to desktop + monitor setups with the same capabilities, and even some that are stronger.
People wanting to have as much free space as possible often overlook the price disadvantage.
Mouse Computer is playing a different set of cards, that of “desktop” PCs that can be completely hidden.
The LuvMachine Mini Lm-mini40 is a small form factor system that can stick to the back of VESA-compatible monitors, thus turning them into full PCs for as little as 29,820 Yen ($362 / 278 Euro).
There are three LuvMachines: the Lm-mini40B (base), Lm-mini40S (SSD-equipped), and Lm-mini40X (featuring a hybrid HDD).
All of them measure 5.2 x 153.6 x 172.6 mm (H x W x D), or 0.20 x 6.04 x 6.79 inches.
The Intel Celeron 847 central processing unit acts as a heart, of sorts. Its clock frequency is of 1.1 GHz.
4 GB of DDR3 RAM (random access memory) back the CPU up, while a hard drive of 320 GB, an 22D of 120 GB or a hybrid HDD of 720 GB, hold the OS and whatever files users copy or make themselves.
In addition to mounting the mini PC at the back of the monitor, buyers can elect to set it upright on their desk or table.
That said, the newcomer offers USB 3.0 ports, 802.11 b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, and all the features of the Windows 8 operating system, although, obviously, the monitor will need to have a touchscreen for the UI to be used as it should.
The Lm-mini40B, Lm-mini40S and Lm-mini40X are priced at 29,820 Yen ($362 / 278 Euro), 34,650 Yen ($420 / 323 Euro) and 39,900 Yen ($485 / 372 Euro), respectively.