PSYSTAR Revamps Open Computer, Open(3) To Be Smaller, Faster and Sexier

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Psystar has phased out the mini-tower for a slim form-factor that provides a smaller footprint and more powerful processor options. The new, third generation Open Computer, the Open(3), now include Intel's E7400 Core2Duo running at 2.8GHz as the default processor which is over 50% faster than the previous processor used. CPU performance can be further increased with the availability of select Core2Quad processors, for the first time, on the Open Computer. Psystar has also refreshed the OpenPro with a rack mount chassis and bootable RAID options while upgrading the standard configuration to include a 1TB SATA hard drive, 8 gigabytes of system memory and dual-DVI GeForce 9500 video card with 512MB of dedicated video memory.

We are making the Open Computer a better fit for our users' environments in more ways than one. The smaller size will definitely make it easier to place in a home or small office but, at the same time, the increased performance will allow it to easily take the place of traditionally-sized machines.

Psystar has phased out the mini-tower for a slim form-factor that provides a smaller footprint and more powerful processor options. The specifications of the new, third generation Open Computer, now include Intel's E7400 Core2Duo running at 2.8GHz as the default processor which is over 50% faster than the previous processor used. CPU performance can be further increased with the availability of select Core2Quad processors, for the first time, on the Open Computer. The new chassis is, at 47% smaller, significantly improving space-efficiency and versatility by allowing for standard PC pedestal orientation or horizontal placement.

Psystar president, Rudy Pedraza, stated, "We are making the Open Computer a better fit for our users' environments in more ways than one. The smaller size will definitely make it easier to place in a home or small office but, at the same time, the increased performance will allow it to easily take the place of traditionally-sized machines." Core2Quad processors greatly enhance performance in computationally-intense applications such as 3D rendering and movie editing. "A quad-core in a desktop that is under four inches thick is the direct result of the feedback we've received from the public," said Pedraza about designing the Open(3).

The chassis and processor are not the only aspects of the Open Computer to be revamped. Standard configuration now includes a 500GB SATA hard drive, and GeForce 8400GS video card with 256MB of dedicated video memory which are both improved from the previous models. Optional equipment includes an 802.11n wireless adapter, Firewire card, and an All-in-one Card Reader which reads popular removable media such as SD cards, Compact Flash, and Sony's Memory Stick formats.

Psystar has also refreshed the OpenPro offering with the most requested custom options including a rack mount chassis and bootable RAID support. Standard configuration now includes a 1TB SATA hard drive, 8 gigabytes of system memory and dual-DVI GeForce 9500 video card with 512MB of dedicated video memory.

The new Open(3) and refreshed OpenPro retain the operating system compatibility of their predecessors and starts at $599** and $1154** respectively and available exclusively through the PSYSTAR Online Store.

** please note, prices may vary depending on your choice of operating system

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