Taiwanese company Foxconn, a leading manufacturer of electronics and computer components, announced the updated lineup of nettops NanoPC models A3550 and A3700.

Foxconn A3550 and A3700

These tiny computers are gaining increasing popularity worldwide due to a number of indisputable advantages, including compact size, extremely low power consumption and, last but not least, a reasonable price. Models A3550 and A3700 have replaced nettop Foxconn A3500, having a greater number of slots for upgrades (added internal USB 2.0 port and an optional miniPCI-E slot for expansion modules) and a greater variety in the choice of configuration. A3550 is based on dual-core 1.6 GHz processor AMD E350 Zacate, has integrated graphics AMD Radeon HD 6310 and memory support DDR PC-1066 while another NanoPC A3700 is equipped with a powerful 1.65 GHz AMD E450 and the graphics card AMD Radeon HD 6320. A3700 can be equipped with memory DDR3 PC-1333 up to 16 GB.

Ability to establish himself desired amount of memory and hard drive size you want (it supports all SATA-drives in the 2.5-inch form factor, as well as a 1.8-inch solid state drives) makes Nettops attractive in the eyes of professionals. It has integrated slot for interfacing of the monitor (set to the standard VESA-mount), a complete silence, and a wide range of communications. To communicate with the outside world, both models are equipped with the latest nettop wireless adapter Intel Wireless-N in 1000 with support for IEEE 802.11b/g/n (here lies another difference from its predecessor A3500 Adapter Atheros and an external antenna now antenna for wireless communications in the hidden housing). A set of external ports is very wide – two connectors USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, HDMI-and DVI-video output, network, digital audio S / PDIF, microphone input and headphone jack. This multi-media center has support for Full HD video resolution.

Foxconn A3550 and A3700 are available at the price of $ 220 and $ 230 respectively, they consume 70% less energy than comparable desktop computers, while still excellent coping with everyday tasks. Text and tables, surfing the Net, studying, watching movies and photos – all features are available on the nettop in full.

Foxconn is expected to sell NanoPC models A3550 and A3700 in July 2012.