The latest desktop system branded the RISCube Ultra and priced at 999UKP (inc VAT and delivery) uses a processor usually found in laptops running at 1.7Ghz, but Andrew Rawnsley from R-Comp informed us that "the performance is faster than any desktop out there. The RISCube Ultra as shipped performs about 10-20% faster in RISC OS than the [Athlon] FX-55".
The full system specifications are as follows:
- 1.7Ghz centrino-technology processor
- 1Gb of high speed DDR memory
- 160Gb hard drive - high speed with 8Mb cache
- Fanless graphics for very quiet operation
- Floppy drive and 7-in-1 camera media drive
- DVD drive with CDRW
- Parallel printer port
- 4x USB2 ports
- 5.1 surround sound
- 10/100/1000 networking
- RISC OS 4.02 with RCI's performance enhancement technology
(Adjust available for those that require it)
- Windows XP Home
Also at the show, R-Comp will be selling a number of their RISCBooks, and although it looks like they are focusing on machines we have been told that new software announcements will be coming later this week.
Update: It as been pointed out to us that we failed to mention a few things from the PR. That'll teach me to skim read.
R-Comp have for some time now been shipping RISCubes with "performance enhancement technology" which allows "RISC OS to better interface with the graphics hardware in most RISCube machines, to give a very tangible speed improvement." The technology allows the use of high resolution screen modes (eg. 1600x1200) with minimal performance hit.
R-Comp will also be launching a new range of Media Centre computers at the show.