RCI announce RISCube Ultra machines
R-Comp Interactive is pleased to announce the availability of a new
RISCube family member at the Wakefield 2004 RISC OS exhibition.
The RISCube Ultra is designed with three primary aims - top flight
performance, very low noise (see below for some of the techniques
used), and the usual RISCube style and looks. We think you'll
be pleasantly surprised by the price too!
The RISCube Ultra consists of:
Brushed aluminium silver RISCube chassis utilising multi-award
winning Shuttle technology
Top end AthlonXP 3200+ processor with 400Mhz bus
1Gb (yes, 1024Mb!!!) of 400Mhz DDR memory
160Gb quiet, high speed hard drive
128Mb fanless graphics card, with analogue and DVI digital (for
direct signal and best picture on flat TFT/LCD monitors).
High speed DVD drive and CD re-write
7-in-1 media card reader and floppy drive
Parallel Printer port, 4x USB 2 ports, 3x firewire etc.
Nvidia Soundstorm (tm) high performance digital audio
RISC OS Adjust (RISC OS 4.39) and WindowsXP
UniPrintVA software for printing to almost any printer
And the price? 999ukp including VAT and UK delivery!
About the machine
RISC OS users choose their operating system because they like the
smoothness with which it operates and allows them to achieve what
they want quickly and easily. We use it, because we feel it is
the best, for what we want to do. The RISCube Ultra is
designed to give the best hardware combination to run it on!
The physical components speak for themselves: high speed processor,
coupled with copious quantities of RAM and hard disc space, and a
graphics card capable of stunning picture quality make this
a superb way to run both RISC OS and WindowsXP. But what makes
this machine so special, is that we have gone to considerable effort
to ensure low noise.
By choosing a fanless graphics board, we ensure that the system
can be cooled by a single, larger (so it can revolve more slowly,
thereby reducing noise) fan, utilising Shuttle's patented ICE
heatpipe technology. Key areas of the system absorb sound/vibration
and lower noise components also ensure that running noise is kept to
the absolute minimum.
The RISCube Ultra uses the latest RISC OS Adjust operating system,
which provides huge, wide-ranging compatibility with old and new
software alike, meaning that you can run almost any RISC OS software
on your computer, at speeds usually way beyond those of a StrongArm
RiscPC. Make no mistake, this is a fast machine!
The high performance, huge RAM and hard drive, and 7-in-1 media
card ensure this machine is ideal for anyone interested in digital
photography, video or other graphics/multimedia tasks, and
viewing these through a high quality graphics card, onto digital
monitors will probably be a revelation for most users familiar
with the analogue outputs and low image quality of traditional
RISC OS machines.
The RISCube Ultra is available now for 999ukp including VAT
and UK delivery.
22 Robert Moffat, High Legh, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6PS
Tel: (+44) 01925 755043 Fax: (+44) 01925 757377