American company Rain Computers is apparently well known in the music industry, as they are the ones designing computers used by the Public Enemy, Conan O’Brien, Aerosmith, Disney and other famous names in entertainment.
Rain Computers is now launching a new SFF workstation
targeting songwriters and other audio specialists.
The name of the new device is Event A2 and it’s the successor to the popular Event Mini Audio Computer launched by the company some time ago.
The first Event SFF
audio workstation was reportedly
also based on AMD’s APUs
and now, the Event A2 (A for audio, 2 because it’s the second generation) is again going for AMD’s Fusion architecture.
The new models are using Llano APUs and, by the way the case looks, we think these will be pretty quiet even when operating at maximum performance.
The configuration includes Llano APUs running at 2600 Mhz, up to 16 GB of DDR3 1600 RAM memory and solid state drives
Event A2 comes with full support for dual-monitor use and the operating system of choice is Microsoft’s Windows 7 in its 64-bit version.
There are dual-core and quad-core models available from authorized dealers such as Guitar Center, American Musical Supply, Amazon.com and Best Buy and the pricing starts at $800 (€645) for the dual-core version and $1000 (€805) for the quad-core systems.
Right now, the systems are using Llano APUs as AMD’s desktop version of the Trinity APUs
is not yet available, but we don’t exclude the possibility that the company might switch APUs, sometimes later this year.
Considering that Trinity is not socket-compatible with Llano, there is also a chance that Trinity-powered systems will likely be part of the Event A3 product line.